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TEDxDirigo: RISE State Theatre, Portland, Maine

Muna Adan Poetess

  • 2015

Muna Adan is an 18 year old student who recently graduated from Deering High School. She plans to attend the University of Southern Maine this fall, where she will double major in Communication and Media Studies.

In the midst of virtually four years of adversity, Muna began to convey her emotions through poetry. After finding herself and overcoming the difficult times, poetry became a great part of her life.

Growing up as a black Muslim woman, Muna dealt with many forms of discrimination. Instead of enabling the abhorrence of others to consume her, she decided to become a voice for change—a leader. By the end of her junior year of high school, Muna began to perform at numerous events; she utilized her love for poetry, writing, and motivational speaking to advocate for social justice.

Muna’s faith in the integrity of humanity encourages her to not to abandon the change that she desires to implement.