YWLC Alumni 2017

Lamisa Mustafa is a first-year student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas—double majoring in Human Rights and Sociology, and minoring in French.  She is passionate about human rights and, specifically, the power of narratives in social justice. Through Voices of Resilience, she will be creating a space for people to express themselves with poetry.  This space will be both online and in-print in the form of an anthology with poetry submissions from SMU and the greater DFW community. Through her project, she hopes to expand her concepts of expression, continue to develop her leadership skills, and learn how to be a better global citizen. Her project began with her participation in The Pangea Network’s Young Women’s Leadership [Challenge] and is funded by the SMU Caswell Leadership Program.