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Becoming that Girl On the Go: Wendy Watta
7 months ago

Becoming that Girl On the Go: Wendy Watta

Wendy Watta is living what many would consider the dream – travelling the world, meeting new people, trying new cuisines, and exploring different cultures. This 24 year old recently took …
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The Nile Project’s Kenyan Percussionist, Kasiva Mutua
8 months ago

The Nile Project’s Kenyan Percussionist, Kasiva Mutua

Kasiva Mutua is an internationally touring drummer and percussionist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her exuberant performances reflect a panoply of influences, including afrobeat, zouk, samba, reggae, and soul. Ayiba’s …
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In the Kitchen with South African Celebrity Chef Siba Mtongana
8 months ago

In the Kitchen with South African Celebrity Chef Siba Mtongana

To Siba Mtongana, host of Food Network’s Siba’s Table, cooking is not only a necessity—it’s an art. The South African celebrity chef has gained a loyal following worldwide …
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Could She Be Somalia’s First Female President?
11 months ago

Could She Be Somalia’s First Female President?

A former refugee who learned to read and write at age fourteen, Fadumo Dayib has consistently defied the odds throughout her life. Now, she hopes to make history …
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10 inspirational African women living their truths
12 months ago

10 inspirational African women living their truths

Fadumo Dayib The Woman Running for President

A former refugee who learned to read and write at age fourteen, Fadumo Dayib has consistently defied the odds throughout her …
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An in-depth chat with Harvard Law’s first deaf-blind graduate
1 year ago

An in-depth chat with Harvard Law’s first deaf-blind graduate

Haben Girma has an impressive resume. The daughter of an Eritrean refugee, she is a magna cum laude graduate of Lewis & Clark College and Harvard Law School’s first deaf-blind …
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Becoming Hayet Rida: That Girl
1 year ago

Becoming Hayet Rida: That Girl

Maya Angelou once said, “we delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it went through to achieve that beauty.” No one perhaps understands …
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Becoming Vivian Onano: Translating Africa’s Vision into Reality
1 year ago

Becoming Vivian Onano: Translating Africa’s Vision into Reality

Growing up, Vivian Onano didn’t have it easy. Yet despite facing gender discrimination and poverty, Vivian was lucky enough to be awarded a scholarship to Starehe Girls, one …
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Becoming Safia Elhillo: Wordsmith on the Rise
1 year ago

Becoming Safia Elhillo: Wordsmith on the Rise

Sudanese-American wordsmith Safia Elhillo takes audiences on a journey of lost and found with her poems. Through her poetic prowess, Safia has enraptured international audiences while sharing the …
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Becoming Hannah Giorgis: Raising Your Voice
2 years ago

Becoming Hannah Giorgis: Raising Your Voice

Hannah Giorgis is a writer and organizer whose work addresses the intersections of race, gender, immigration, class, and culture. Based in NYC, she is the daughter of Ethiopian and …
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