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The Diaspora Experience: Telling Our Own Stories, Aaraf Adam

Aaraf Adam is a 21-year-old Sudanese- American, Muslim creator, and independent filmmaker. She produces narrative art with intention and heart, with a focus on collaborating with Black artists and storytellers with the aim of uplifting continental and diasporic Black women with emblematic experiences, particularly those in underrepresented communities such as Black Muslim women. Here, she shares her thoughts on the diaspora experience, telling our own stories....

Diaspora: the exodus of a people from their original homeland. To be of the diaspora is to long for your homeland, to seek knowledge of your ancestors, to bridge the gap between where you came from and where you are, and to piece together the hidd