Girls and Cars

Nasra Hussain Ibrahim Our Perfect Brown Girl of the DAY

At just 18 years old, Nasra is Somalia’s first and only female car mechanic. In a country where most women are relegated to service jobs and doing anything outside the norm as a woman can be dangerous, that's quite a feat. She became a mechanic after spending days hanging around an auto shop, trying to persuade the mechanics there to teach her the trade. “Anything a man can do, a woman can do," Nasra says.

 

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