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Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Engineer, Author, Broadcaster & Award-winning Social Advocate

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“What I didn’t know at the time was that although I had ‘agency’, (i.e. the ability to control my individual actions) I was also born into a world with structural inequalities that were not within my direct personal control. Although they weren’t immediately visible and could be overcome, as I had been doing, structural inequalities certainly existed. What did that mean? Well, even if I was a really hard working engineer, the reality was that being a woman, a person of colour and a hijab-wearing Muslim did have an impact on how people saw me, whether I liked it or not. I could overcome their biases through sheer force of personality and effort, but that wouldn’t change the stereotype.”

— Yassmin Abdel-Magied

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Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Carole Walker discuss whether the economics of happiness can offer an insight into protests. – Monacle

Most Influential Women And Girls Revealed – 10daily

Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Adam LeBor on the Nobel Peace prize, the Berlin Wall and Fernando Augusto Pacheco on Kosovo’s pop music – Monacle

After Yassmin Abdel-Magied Became Australia’s “Most Publicly Hated Muslim,” She Turned To YA Fiction To Heal — Bustle

Yassmin Abdel-Magied turns to fiction to process public backlash with novel You Must Be Layla — ABC News Australia

Protect human rights not corporate interests — The Sydney Morning Herald

Yassmin Abdel-Magied: Fighting to succeed — Virgin

Lest We Forget Yassmin Abdel-Magied — Independent Australia

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