The world knows Iman as a supermodel, a successful businesswoman with her own cosmetics company and as a fashion icon alongside her husband David Bowie.
That’s only half the story. Iman also is a refugee whose family fled war in Somalia.
Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast recently had the chance to sit down with Iman in her New York City office to hear her story. In the exclusive interview in honor of International Women’s Day, Iman talks of leaving Somalia for Kenya, being discovered by a fashion photographer, and finding global fame.
On International Women’s Day, as we celebrate the achievements of women and raise awareness of ongoing injustices against women, Iman’s success story is poignant, especially in light of the causes she fights for, including ending the world’s deadliest war in the Congo.
The narrative of Iman’s remarkable life directly connects to human rights issues, particularly in Africa, and we are grateful to her for taking the time to sit down with us. Celebrities such as Iman, by sharing their stories, can help inspire new audiences to join the fight against some of the world’s worst rights abuses.
Visit our special page to watch the interview.