How I went from child refugee to international model | Halima Aden

published 8 months ago by TED Conferences LLC

Halima Aden made history when she became the first hijab-wearing model on the cover of Vogue magazine. Now she returns to Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp -- where she was born and lived until the age of seven -- to share an inspiring message about what she's learned on the path from child refugee to international model.

This is me at age 7. And this is also me. To be standing here in a coma refugee camp feels so surreal and I'm overcome with so much emotion. He's very grounds are where I was born and spent the first 7 years of my life. I think many people are surprised to hear that I had a great upbringing here echo coma. But I was happy I was smart I had friends and above all I had hope for a brighter future. That's not to say that we didn't have our obstacles I mean boy or their struggles I would sometimes get sick with malaria and didn't always know ...

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