Naima Sharifdahir is a Somali woman who is determined to beat the odds that life has dealt her. Despite being a single mother, who arrived in Britain from her native Somalia as a teenager with barely any English, she attained 6 top grade GCSEs and now intends to study medicine. Married at 16 but now raising her small son alone in a council flat, this exceptional Muslim woman read extensively in English in order to achieve what she set out to: to overcome the apathy, prejudice and stereotypes to make her dream a reality.
Azrah84 Female, 30
Family origin: Somalian-Ethiopian
Religion: Muslim (Sunni)