Frank, fearless, funny, articulate, and inspiring, Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a young Muslim dynamo offering a bracing breath of fresh air—and hope. At 21, Yassmin found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was the only woman and certainly the only Sudanese-Egyptian-Australian background Muslim woman. With her hijab quickly christ ...more
There is a level of existential responsibility, debt even, which sits in the minds of migrant children that means sometimes our decisions are made, whether consciously or unconsciously, out of respect to our parents and the sacrifice they made. It is not something that ...more
I highly recommend this book for every lady who wants to push her way through the society's limitations.
It resonated greatly with my mentality and my perspectives about women's roles.
This girl has done a lot of achievements by the time she was only 24 years old. From a courageous public speaker to a hard working engineer to a founder of Youth Without Boarders, she was able to break every gender, ethnic a ...more
It makes me want to do as much as she has achieved, albeit it is incredibly terrifying.
Also, it was really great to learn more about the life of someone who practices Islam, is from a culturally diverse family and is a woman- more than a few marginalised groups, yet Yassmin Abdel-Magied owns it all the same. She owns it like a boss, which is really inspiring.
Yassmin's Story is a thought provoking read that will never allow you ...more
My only complaint is that Yassmin makes me feel very unaccomplished, haha! ...more
I read Yassmin's fiction debut, You Must Be Layla, last year and while I liked it, the writing style wasn't for me. So I was sliiiiiightly hesitant going into this one that it would have the same style. Thankfully, this was like listening to Yassmin tell a series of stories and I was hooked from start to finish.
She's as charismatic on the page here as she is on screen and I'm really glad I picked this up. She's got an incredibly ...more
It was my love of reading that helped label me with the flattering title of 'nerd', and it has been a permanent and prominent facet of my life ever since the night my father introduced me to Enid Blyton.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied is one of those people my employment in schools has provided me with the opportunity to meet. She gave a presentation in the school library I was then employed in. I have never seen a speaker captivate a room full of teenage girls as fully and as easily as she did. These...more
Abdel-Magied leads a feminist dialogue about life as a migrant Muslim woman working in a male-dominated industry in Australia, weaving lessons on I ...more
At only 24, Yaasmin has experienced more than people twice as old as her. This is an inspirational story of a young Muslim woman who lets absolutely NOTHING get in her way when it comes to achieving her goals. Follow Yaasmin as she breaks down barriers and achieves amazing things! A thoroughly enjoyable 4*.
Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ...more
This whole book can be titled (Tuesday) in my house as a Sudanese woman without the privileged of being raised in Australia.
Sudanese Muslim Woman born and raised in Sudan and still kicking in the SD (should write a book about that lol) that will be fun for sure we need some "black comedy" pun intended.
No hate but meh. ...more
Perhaps if windows like these were more common in Australia, we wouldn't have Senator [name has been redacted] and others as our electe ...more
That said I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Such an inspiration for women in STEM careers, young Muslim women and for ...more
Yassmin has received a lot of flack recently in the media but we shouldn't lose sight of her incredible achievements and the true inspiration she has given to the migrant community and, in particular, other young Muslim women.
While browsing the bookshelves at Readings bookshop, Yassmin’s colourful clothing and beaming smile on the fr ...more