Farah Abdi is a feminist, journalist, blogger, author, researcher, human rights activist, motivational speaker, and youth education advocate. She came to Europe in the end of 2012, fleeing fear of persecution because of her gender identity. Her work as an activist began as a way to combat the rise in xenophobia, racism, islamophobia, and other forms of discrimination.
Farah has worked relentlessly over the last 8 years to tell the unheard stories of refugees. In 2015, She published her first autobiography, Never Arrive. She has also written columns on immigration for publications like Malta Today and the New Internationalist. In 2017, She was on the Forbes 30 most influential people under the age of 30, in Europe. She continues to work with lawmakers across the continent to advocate for fairer immigration laws.
Updated November 2021
More from Farah Abdi
Farah appointed the Torschreiber Fellow 2022
Landecker Fellow Farah Abdi was selected as the Torschreiber Fellow 2022. The Fellowship enables one chosen author to work on their own literary projects of choice for six months.
Farah Abdi at the IDAHOT Forum 2022
Landecker Fellow Farah Abdi spoke at the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Forum 2022.
Farah appointed a Digital Europe Fellow
Landecker Fellow Farah Abdi was appointed the 2021 Digital Europe Fellow.
#GoingViral: Online Panel Discussion
Landecker Fellow Farah Abdi was a panelist at a Schwarzkopf Foundation event discussing how young Europeans can foster democratic values in the digital space.
Landecker Democracy Fellow Farah's project highlights and addresses the root causes of misinformation about marginalized communities through storytelling, workshops, and a social media campaign.
Farah Abdi: Transgender Rights are Human Rights
Landecker Fellow Farah Abdi was invited to be a guest speaker at a Schwarzkopf Stiftung event.