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Jamila El Sahili 

Jamila was born in Beirut, Lebanon and raised in Datteln, Germany where she earned her Bachelor of the Arts Degree from Ruhr-University Bochum. At the age of 24 she moved to New York City where she's been living with her children and partner Atikur Abdul. For years she worked alongside the critically acclaimed artist Hank Willis Thomas before she became a Co-Founder of The Soze Agency. As a mother, refugee, immigrant and a Muslim Woman of Color, Jamila's hope is to create important work that will push us to question the status quo and to peacefully fighting against the injustices happening in this world.