1 Using my Voice

Created by Marian Abdirahman

 

Two young children standing next to each other, smile, and side-hug
Photo Credit: Marian Abdirahman, 2020

 

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Two young children standing next to each other, smile, and side-hug

 

This video is the story about my firsthand experiences with racism, and my personal awareness of who I am and the ways I am treated because of my Blackness. I highlight the experiences I have had as a young black, Somali, Muslim woman growing up. Through my visual story, I hope that those who are privileged feel compelled to speak against racism even though they might not face it in their lives. I also hope to give those who do face racism a voice, and to encourage them to speak out.

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Black Lives Matter Collective Storytelling Project by A University of Washington Tacoma cross-course collaboration between TSOC 265 and TCOM 347 courses. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.