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Sowdo's Story: A Young Somalian Woman's Big Dreams

Sowdo is a young woman from Somalia with big dreams, and the talent to fill them. Growing up, Sowdo always loved listening to the radio. She was not interested in getting married young and having children. She dreamed of being on the radio one day. Sowdo became the only woman in Somalia to become a sports radio broadcaster, talking about another one of her passions, soccer. However, after the station she worked at began receiving threats that she should stop working there because she is a woman, two of her co-workers were killed in a terrorist act upon the station. Sowdo decided to make the difficult choice to emigrate to the US for safety. 

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