The designer catwalk and the glossy magazine cover are powerful cultural signifiers. Top models who occupy those spaces are deemed to have a look that attracts and sells. But how diverse is that look? How inclusive? Stephen Sackur interviews Halima Aden, a supermodel who challenged a host of stereotypes. She is a refugee from Somalia’s civil war; she’s Muslim and follows a modest dress code. Hers has been an extraordinary journey to international fame and fortune - how has it changed her?
Barefoot in Catt's bedroom, Halima shares all -- from her early years living in a refugee camp in Kenya, to becoming a UNICEF ambassador. She discusses being the first woman to wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, and how being discovered there launched her career as an international model. Since then, you may have spotted Halima walking the runway at fashion week, gracing the cover of magazines like Allure and British Vogue, and rocking an array of beautiful burkinis in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition. Also in this episode, Catt talks about her own life-changing trip to Kenya that she embarked on with her mother's charity.If you want to support the show, and keep this conversation going outside of our weekly episodes, you can find us on Patreon. Head to patreon.com/nakedwithcattsadler and sign up to contribute any amount of money to the show — $1, $5, it’s your choice — to get instant access to all sorts of goodies, like ad-free episodes or behind-the-scenes looks at the show. You’ll also get to join this super cool, constantly growing community of women who are looking to connect in a very real way - just like you!
Somali Voices interviews Halima Aden who made history this past weekend. Halima Aden became the first woman to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant wearing a hijab and burkini. She made to the semifinals (top 15 contestants).
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