Meet Rana Abdelhamid, a truly inspirational organizer and global human rights activist making positive changes in the world today. Rana is a Truman Scholar, founder of the organizations Hijabis of New York and the Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment which she started when she was 16. She is also a 1st degree Black Belt, and is one of youngest serving board members of Amnesty International USA.
Rana’s list of honors is a true testament to who she is. She has been selected by Forbes as a 30 Under 30 in the social impact category, has received both a NYC Council Proclamation and an International Youth Advocate award by the UN, and has been recognized by countless other organizations for the social impact of her work.
This episode is a special one. We had the opportunity to sit down with Rana both before, and after, her 2022 run as a candidate for the United States Congress to represent the 12th district in New York.
In these conversations, we hear some of her active processing around the outcome of the race. We also learn how heartbreaks around who we are can lead to a lifelong path of community activism and changemaking, how we can channel our emotions into action(s), how our identities inform our decision making process, and how we can all get involved in the political processes that affect our lives both locally and nationally.
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