Hawa Mire

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Somali Black Muslim

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FinishedFinished answering on May 26 at 18:45 BST

Ask me about:

  • Professional development
  • Navigating the workplace as a black woman
  • The diaspora
Answers

Living as a Black girl in Surrey & Vancouver. Organizing was the difference between having a voice or being voiceless. I've since fostered a life long committment to justice - all of us or none of us.

I would forever be an artist - a writer, playwright and storyteller following in the footsteps of my beloved ayeeyos.

Any opporutnity to learn and grow is a bonus in my books. The university with its online learning isn't going to go away - its an entrenched institution so there's no danger is learning and getting those letters after your name (for better or worse). As long as you go in armed against the reality o…

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I don't know of any - but there's interest! Somali women are the backbone and the fire of the Somali diaspora in Canada and globally. And we are doing such incredible things - I'd love to be a part of any space that celebrates these achievements!

1. I never finished my Bachelors. 2. But I completed a Masters 3. I've been on a hiatus from the PhD. You have to really love what you are studying, you have to be prepared for the gamut of emotions and the SERIOUS imposters syndrome. You have to feel that its the right reason for you - if you are …

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I never get anxiety - I have pure excitement. Critical and affirming content is so hard to find so I celebrate when I do. I used to feel anxious about not knowing enough when I first went back to university to do my Masters - a mentor sat me down and gave me some sage advice - even career academics…

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How is the Somali community in Vancouver?

Hawa Mire - 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Small but mighty! But Sabrina Dhowre-Elba is from there so *shrug* that definitely put us on the map! When I was growing up, there were maybe 10-15 Somali families TOTAL. 

How to stay connected with my culture and roots?

Hawa Mire - 4 months, 3 weeks ago

I grew up in Vancouver without a lot of Somalis either - Tips: Use social media (twitter/podcasts/youtube), read+Learn from elders/parents, finding resources, staying connected to amazing humans, traveling, attending conferences/workshops if you can (post-COVID) - Somalis are around the globe and l…

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How to stay connected with my culture and roots?

Hawa Mire - 4 months, 3 weeks ago

I grew up in Vancouver without a lot of Somalis either - Tips: Use social media (twitter/podcasts/youtube), read+Learn from elders/parents, finding resources, staying connected to amazing humans, traveling, attending conferences/workshops if you can (post-COVID) - Somalis are around the globe and l…

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Networks + work experience matter more in social services versus your degree. Can you volunteer? Can you work as a seasonal/relief staff somewhere? Can you get a summer student job? These are great ways to meet people, learn about what's available and launch your career. Send me a note, maybe I can…

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How far do you think you should plan your career?

Hawa Mire - 4 months, 3 weeks ago

15 yrs away is too long - so many things can change in your life! Do a 5 yr plan & review each yr - but what are the big milestones you want to hit. Your career goals should also include your LIFE goals too!

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