Students had lively conversations with Sahro, watched her incredible fashion show videos, Youtube Channel, and others, she retold her story of being born in spending her first ten years in a Kenyan refugee camp, then of her incredible journey to today: she is a famous fashion designer of clothing for women of the Muslim and all other faiths, striving to celebrate women (although she has designed some pretty cool stuff for the guys as well) and appropriate clothing, regardless of religion. Her fashions are edgy, colorful, brash and all handmade, including garments with hand-beading that took her up to a month to complete.
A junior at Mt. Ida College in Dedham, Sahro leaves in January to study fashion in southern India, so the conversation was intense, especially between our significant Indian population about culture, food and language. Sahro and students learned so much from each other.
We wished Sahro well in her travels, and we look forward to her return this May when she finishes school and will share her latest collection. We are still your biggest fans!
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My favorite featured article is linked below. In a conversation with a reporter from Cirka Magazine, when asked “with so many accomplishments at such a young age, what has been your proudest moment?” Sahro responded, “Meeting her young fans from Bedford, MA…many of whom had to leave their own country…it was great to connect with them in such a positive way.”
Thank you, Ms. Hassan and Ms. Gregg, for bringing such an inspirational experience to our students.