Author Yasmeen Mahamoud Talks About Her Writing and the Somali Diaspora
2011 VOF Module 1
She’s short. Not much over five feet high. But this height belies the power of a woman on a mission to change her world - one inmate at a time.
Yesterday, after a gap of 5 months, I called Bhan didi (elder sister). On hearing my voice, she cried. "I thought you had forgotten me,” she said, “I thought I had lost you."
Prior my interview date with Pornpit Puckmai-a former program coordinator of Empower Foundation Chiang Mai, I called her up to confirm our arrangement.
In indigenous cultures around the world, the spirit medium is often charged with seeing beyond the material world and bringing the messages of the ancestors back to the living.
She doesn’t consider herself a woman leader, a feminist or an activist.
In the past, a woman was just a daughter, wife, and mother who would spend her life taking care of her parents, her husband (and her husband’s parents and her children to cook them food, wash clothes,
She is Mexican, woman, young and a women’s and girls’ human rights activist.
Fathiya Akafi is a Palestinian citizen of Israel, who at the age of 62, is a wife, mother, grandmother, and an activist.