Hawa Abdi

Hawa Abdi

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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.

I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you're grateful, you'll see God open up new doors. Joel Osteen quotes

You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won't receive the good things God has in store. Joel Osteen quotes

Feminism is not just about women; it's about letting all people lead fuller lives. Jane Fonda

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