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Fashion model Halima Aden not afraid to be the first

I know Halima Aden as a fashion model. The first to ever grace the cover of fashion magazines wearing her hijab with pride. But just like any human being there is more than meets the eye. Halima Aden, a black muslim Somali-American from Kenya. (Talk about diversity!)

In her TedTalk she tells us about her upbringing in Kakuma Camp, a refugee camp located in Kenya. How she was the first muslim homecoming queen at her high school. And how she ended up in a burkini at the Miss Minnesota beauty pageant. But also the importance of education and how they are adapted to the coming of new natives by creating programs.

If you want to feel inspired, watch Halima her story now. And maybe think about the following question: When was the first time you broke a barrier.



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