Hawa Abdi

Hawa Abdi


Author Profession: Somali Activist
Born: May 17, 1947
Age: 69 years old
Birth Sign: Taurus


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I don't recognize my people anymore. I feel Somalia is lost. There is no Somalia. It is just a name.

When I decided to become a doctor, I was very, very young, when my mother, her seventh child, became pregnant, and she was feeling terrible pain, and I could not know how to help her. And my mother died in front of my eyes, without knowing why, which diagnosis. So I decided to be a doctor.

The long-term solution in preventing another famine in Somalia is to promote self-reliance.

I have big hope for the Canadian government to help Somalia with something concrete and tangible. I haven't seen that.

At night I dream about going to where I played when I was still young.

We women in Somalia are trying to be leaders in our community.

Women can build stability. We can make peace.

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

Most people have a blank slate and can start from nothing. But for me, I had to break a bad habit that I've been doing all of my life, which is freestyle hip-hop. Roshon Fegan

I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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