Meet Mana Abdi, a Young Woman with a Powerful Voice
An interview with Mana Abdi, a legal advocate at Disability Rights Maine. Abdi discusses the struggles she has faced in pursuit of an education. Abdi describes her path from a Kenyan refugee camp to UMaine Farmington, and how lack of support - and outright skepticism about her intelligence - threatened her progress as a student. Abdi discusses the impact of her identity as a Black Muslim woman on her experience in Maine, and reflects on the needs of students of color to help them succeed in the American school system.
Harrison, Kathreen, "Meet Mana Abdi, a Young Woman with a Powerful Voice" (2019). Maine News Index – Amjambo Africa!. 288.