Bayan El-Bashier


  • Geographic Location: Africa
  • Age: 26


As a child in Saudi Arabia, I attended an international school where we celebrated holidays from many cultures, including Halloween.

Sunday, May 08, 2011 4:29 AM

Bayan el-Bashir spent her childhood and young adulthood in three different countries: Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and the United Kingdom. In each country, she learned about how social customs and practices--from religious restrictions to financial constraints to freedom--benefited or limited women when participating in the economy. Here, she explains how these lessons have informed her perspective and opportunities, as well as what she wants for her future.

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