#ProudlyaDG: Mariam Doudi talks being an Afro-Arab, Insomnia Cookies, and her complicated relationship with Dearborn

In S1E6, avid traveler, artist and resilient Dearborn Girl Mariam Doudi shares the ways in which she has had to navigate her intersectional identities as an African, a Muslima, and an Arab at the University of Michigan, and - of course - growing up in Dearborn.

Mariam’s powerful narrative involves several spaces where she was the “only one,” beginning with Dearborn’s South end. In her episode, Mariam courageously challenges members of our community to be more responsible in understanding Black Arab communities like her own, while also rejecting the pressures put on her to “pick a side” of an identity that is hers to claim in its entirety.

 
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Mariam recently graduated with her B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Her episode was the first episode we featured at our mini-watch party at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.

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