What It’s Like To Be A Black, African, Muslim Woman [Video]

Have your societal labels ever made you feel like you were someone else?

In this video, Olla Abbas, Events Director at Mindvalley shares an incredibly powerful story about how the world has perceived her as a black, African, Muslim woman — and how she broke free from these labels to fulfil who she truly wants to be.

About The Video

It doesn’t matter how fast, strong, or smart I get — it doesn’t change.

This is how her situation made her feel for years. But one day, she decided to turn it around and see her differences as blessings.

She shares her empowering lessons in the video above.

Watch more transformational talks from world-class speakers on the Mindvalley Talks YouTube channel.


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Olla Abbas

Olla Abbas

As a teenager, Olla left Sudan, her home country to travel across the world and become a biomedical engineer. During her journey, she discovered her curiosity for cultures and people and landed in the arms of personal growth, her newfound passion, that made her shift her entire career.

Today, she's an Events Director at Mindvalley running Mindvalley's grandest events around the globe and speaking on their stages.

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