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Could She Be Somalia’s First Female President?
4 years 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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Becoming Safia Elhillo: Wordsmith on the Rise
4 years 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
5 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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Becoming Zuriel Oduwole: A Girl on a Mission
5 years ago

Becoming Zuriel Oduwole: A Girl on a Mission

At just twelve years old, Zuriel Oduwole has already accomplished more than some people will in a lifetime. This formidable young lady has travelled across the world to interview some …
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Becoming Clemantine Wamariya: The girl who never gave up
5 years ago

Becoming Clemantine Wamariya: The girl who never gave up

Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when the Rwandan genocide began in 1994. She and her sister Claire became separated from their family and lived on the …
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Becoming Michaela DePrince: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina
5 years ago

Becoming Michaela DePrince: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

As part of our new “Becoming” series, acclaimed ballerina Michaela DePrince took a break from her performance tour with the Dutch National Ballet to speak to Ayiba’s …
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