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Yassmin's Story : Who Do You Think I Am? - Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Yassmin's Story

Who Do You Think I Am?

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Published: 1st March 2016
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Frank, fearless, funny, articulate and inspiring, Yassmin Abdul-Magied is a dynamo, 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-with-some-Turkish-and-Moroccan-background Muslim woman. With her hijab quickly christened a 'tea cosy' there could not be a more unlikely place on earth for a young Muslim woman to want to be.

This is the story of how she got there, where she is going, and how she wants the world to change. Born in the Sudan, Yassmin and her parents moved to Brisbane when she was two, and she has been tackling barriers ever since. At 16 she founded Youth Without Borders, an organisation focused on helping young people to work for positive change in their communities.

In 2007 she was named Young Australian Muslim of the Year and in 2010 Young Queenslander of the Year. In 2011 Yassmin graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours) and in 2012 she was named Young Leader of the Year in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac's inaugural 100 Women of Influence.

About the Author

2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year, Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a mechanical engineer, social advocate, writer and petrol head. She advocates for the empowerment of youth, women and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Yassmin is also deeply passionate about diversifying public voices, connecting people and catalysing change.

At sixteen, Yassmin Abdel-Magied founded Youth Without Borders, an organisation focused on enabling young people to work for positive change in their communities. In 2012 she was named Young Leader in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac's inaugural 100 Women of Influence Awards. Born in Sudan and moving to Australia at the age of two, she graduated top of her university year in 2011 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours), and was a recipient of the University of Queensland's Dean's Excellence scholarship.

In 2007, Yassmin was named Young Australian Muslim of the Year for her work in the community and in 2010 Young Queenslander of the Year. She serves on various state and federal councils and is currently works as an engineering specialist on oil and gas rigs. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, having a yarn, football (Liverpool FC!), Formula 1, boxing and is saving for her first V8.

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Terrific, heartwarming story of a young Muslim woman

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We see Australia through the eyes of a young female migrant's eyes who happens to be Muslim. She is inspirational in what she has achieved in her short life.

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ISBN: 9780857986153
ISBN-10: 0857986155
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st March 2016
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1