Episode # 18

Writing Your Own Story After High School

In this episode, Liz and Nimo Omar discuss how knowing your “story” and understanding what matters to you is a crucial part of staying grounded and finding your place in the world. Nimo shares stories about her process of soul searching, connecting with her family, and how her eventual involvement in student government and community activism led her to national exposure in movements for social justice and labor rights. Life After Now is brought to you by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.


Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Identifying your personal priorities and sense of purpose
  • The importance of finding support and validation with others
  • The role of student organizations and activism
  • How to find your personal narrative and stay true to your passions

Nimo Omar

Episode Transcript


Nimo Omar is a black Muslimah labor organizer and co-founder of The Awood Center. During her time at the Awood Center, her work has been covered by print and broadcast media outlets worldwide, including: New York Times, Guardian, Associate Press, Bloomberg, Times Money and MPR. Nimo’s labor work was also the topic of a November 2019 Wired magazine cover story. The coverage made her a superhero, not just to black girls or Muslim girls but to anyone who loves and craves justice.

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