A Saudi woman's journey

Speaker

Samah Damanhoori

Organization

Madina Papel

Bio

Personal

  • Samah came to America in 2014 from Saudi Arabia on a Saudi scholarship. 
  • Her mahram (father as a male-guardian) decided to cancel her scholarship in 2016. 
  • Samah becomes an activist against that law.
  • She finished her master's in 2017 in creative writing with an animation project "Madina Papel",     and a song "Black Water". 
  • She works now as a producer in Apple. 
  • She participated in HBO documentary and was a previous employee at Facebook. She was highlighted in a BBC documentary, NPR, BBC World News, and radio stations since she participated in The Freedom Drive campaign.

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A Saudi women's journey

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