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Waris Dirie Quotes: "My mother named me after a miracle of nature: Waris means desert flower. The desert flower blooms in a barren environment where few living things can survive."

My mother named me after a miracle of nature: Waris means desert flower. The desert flower blooms in a barren environment where few living things can survive.




Waris Dirie Quotes: "Because women and girls are not valued equally as human beings, they are treated as less than such. Female genital mutilation is one example of this that has to be stopped."

Because women and girls are not valued equally as human beings, they are treated as less than such. Female genital mutilation is one example of this that has to be stopped.




Waris Dirie Quotes: "Every day, women move mountains. It is an insult to have an international women's day."

Every day, women move mountains. It is an insult to have an international women's day.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "Give love and share happiness with the people around you, and never give up fighting for what you believe in."

Give love and share happiness with the people around you, and never give up fighting for what you believe in.




Waris Dirie Quotes: "I love the truth. Tell the truth and live the truth, because we've seen enough lies and look what it's doing."

I love the truth. Tell the truth and live the truth, because we've seen enough lies and look what it's doing.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "I always knew, from the very day of my own mutilation, that I would one day fight against this practice. I did not know how and when, but I knew that I would fight it."

I always knew, from the very day of my own mutilation, that I would one day fight against this practice. I did not know how and when, but I knew that I would fight it.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "I know what I am fighting for. I am fighting for the most basic rights of innocent children. And that is why I never take the criticism too deep under my skin."

I know what I am fighting for. I am fighting for the most basic rights of innocent children. And that is why I never take the criticism too deep under my skin.




Waris Dirie Quotes: "We need to empower women: provide them with work for their own income, and teach them to become independent of men so they will never have to have their children suffering the same torture."

We need to empower women: provide them with work for their own income, and teach them to become independent of men so they will never have to have their children suffering the same torture.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "Sometimes I wonder where I am from. I am either way ahead or I come from another world. I don't recognise this world."

Sometimes I wonder where I am from. I am either way ahead or I come from another world. I don't recognise this world.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "Don’t do to your daughters what has been done to you! They are perfect and beautiful."

Don’t do to your daughters what has been done to you! They are perfect and beautiful.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "Fashion is fun, ridiculously fun. But it's base and it's wrong. You're not doing anything good for the world. You're just saying, 'Buy it, buy it, buy it."

Fashion is fun, ridiculously fun. But it's base and it's wrong. You're not doing anything good for the world. You're just saying, 'Buy it, buy it, buy it.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "Less hatred, more love, less war, more peace, more respect for the Mother Nature and for other people."

Less hatred, more love, less war, more peace, more respect for the Mother Nature and for other people.




Waris Dirie Quotes: "I am strong, determined, impulsive, happy, and emotional."

I am strong, determined, impulsive, happy, and emotional.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "Laws are important. But they can only be effective if the people know about the particular laws."

Laws are important. But they can only be effective if the people know about the particular laws.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "When I became successful as a model in the United States, I knew that my chance to be heard had come and so I took it."

When I became successful as a model in the United States, I knew that my chance to be heard had come and so I took it.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "Somalia is facing many problems, I don't even know where to start."

Somalia is facing many problems, I don't even know where to start.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "FGM breaches all human rights and has no place in any 21st century society."

FGM breaches all human rights and has no place in any 21st century society.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "I don't know what a supermodel is. If they call me that, I might have to punch them. It's just so vain and so unreal."

I don't know what a supermodel is. If they call me that, I might have to punch them. It's just so vain and so unreal.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "I still do find it very difficult in the West to connect to this politeness of smiling, not saying how you're thinking or not saying how you really feel."

I still do find it very difficult in the West to connect to this politeness of smiling, not saying how you're thinking or not saying how you really feel.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "I've never been one to stay still. I was born a nomad, and I still am a nomad and always will be."

I've never been one to stay still. I was born a nomad, and I still am a nomad and always will be.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "I belong nowhere and to no one."

I belong nowhere and to no one.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "My family is and will always stay the most important to me."

My family is and will always stay the most important to me.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "Brooklyn's good. Brooklyn's funky. Brooklyn's happening."

Brooklyn's good. Brooklyn's funky. Brooklyn's happening.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "Personal style? I don't really believe in that. Whatever is comfortable."

Personal style? I don't really believe in that. Whatever is comfortable.



Waris Dirie Quotes: "I can enjoy anywhere, and I can leave it. Life is about moving on."

I can enjoy anywhere, and I can leave it. Life is about moving on.