Sahra Ahmed Koshin is a mother and has many other roles – she is a researcher; PhD Candidate in understanding the role of women in the rebuilding and mobilization of resources in Somalia during times of crisis; anthropologist; storyteller; poet; blogger and author. 

In this episode, Sahra discusses how living in several countries shaped her life… having a strong Somali identity, even while living in other places… experiencing exclusion, not belonging, and being treated differently… living as an asylum-seeker in a refugee camp in The Netherlands, and beginning to write prize-winning poetry there… moving back to Somalia for a new job… the joys of motherhood… the importance of women taking part in the documentation of a country’s history… social media as a tool for women to creatively express themselves… the importance of understanding girls’ needs for female role models and mentors while they are in school. (Somalia and The Netherlands)

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