You are invited to meet Yassmin Abdel-Magied when she introduces Yassmin's Story.
Board member. Muslim. Engineer. V8 enthusiast. Queensland Young Australian of the Year.
Each of these terms describe Yassmin Abdel-Magied, but none define her as a person. A 24-year old, Sudanese-born, Australian-raised woman, Yassmin is determined to challenge stereotypes.
In her 24 years Yassmin Abdel-Magied has achieved more than many people will in a lifetime. From an early age she was intent on breaking the mould: the first student at her Christian high school to wear a hijab, Yassmin went on to run the University of Queensland's race team, establish a national organisation at the age of 16, become a teenage board member and win countless awards. It has truly been a varied life, full of lessons with plenty of wisdom to share.
Yassmi's Story is one of identity: discovering oneself despite societal expectations, prejudice and inequality. Hers is an inspiring story of a young woman who is breaking barriers, and refuses to be typecast by her gender, age, race and faith. We live in a world where change is necessary, and understanding one another is the first step
When & Where
Berkelouw Books, Mona Vale
Berkelouw Books opened in Mona Vale in 2007. We have a spacious, light-filled store where you can discover a wide range of books and gifts for adults and children. Our staff are experienced booklovers who have the best bookselling technology at their fingertips to ensure they can satisfy your reading needs. We are a community based bookstore. We host bookclubs for readers of literature, crime and for kids who just love to read. We also host Writers Live events where readers can meet authors, talk about books and find out how good (and how hard) it is to be a writer. We also offer occasional workshops in areas that we believe are important to our customers.