Mobilize Women 19' Intersectional Identities
Intersectionality: n. the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups.
As humans, we are not just one thing. We’re not only our gender identity, our race or ethnicity, our age… we’re a combination of these, and all of these layers effect our experience.
As a hijabi, refugee, immigrant, black, Muslim Somali-American woman, Halima Aden’s identity has many layers. She has made history, from the time she competed in Miss USA state pageant wearing a hijab, to becoming the first model to wear a hijab and burkini on the cover of Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. Halima is an activist, UNICEF ambassador, and an outspoken supporter of women and girls.
Halima Aden, Model, UNICEF Ambassador
Rachel Cargle, Writer, Lecturer
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