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Doing her own thing

By Lynette Piper Posted: January 7, 2022 5:00 a.m.

Eman Bare describes her upbringing as “the most bizarrely cookie-cutter immigrant story.” But what she recalls most is deciding to embrace the fact that, as a Black Muslim girl, she wasn’t the norm.
Eman Bare describes her upbringing as “the most bizarrely cookie-cutter immigrant story.” But what she recalls most is deciding to embrace the fact that, as a Black Muslim girl, she wasn’t the norm. Photo: Arthur Ward

Eman Bare always knew she wanted to be a journalist; she’s been documenting experiences and telling stories for most of her life. As a child of immigrant parents, she translated the news from English into Somali for her father and later wrote her parents’ emails. 

While she enjoyed a number of successful and rewarding years as a journalist, Bare is always up for new challenges. She has since become a yoga instructor, created an ethical fashion line, ghostwritten for celebrities and will soon prepare to take her bar exam. 

Read more about the trajectory of Bare’s extraordinary career right here in the newest issue of Degrees online.