Dutch by nationality, Somali by roots, but both at heart Habiba Ali is someone who learned to embrace her intersectional identity. She is an advocate for authenticity as she is a firm believer that progression is achieved by leading with love and genuinity, whether this is in one’s speech, one’s actions or in one’s interactions.
As a Masters student in International Relations and International Security she tends to focus on decoloniality. She is passionate about empowering others. Habiba volunteered as a resilience peer-counselor during trainings regarding refugee children at Humanitas Groningen, was the former president of Black Ladies of Groningen, and currently works parttime as a Program Manager at Wrokko. She hopes to (continue to) build bridges; bridges between communities, theory and practice, and visions and realities.
Updated July 2023