Amina Mohamed


I was introduced to Amina Mohamed over a year ago. She was recommended to me as a possible participate for my “I am Decatur” project. Every time since, when our paths crossed I would ask her if she was ready to be interviewed. Each time she put me off and told me that she did not know why I was interested in listening to her story. A month ago I again met up with Amina at a performance and to my surprise she agreed to be interviewed and photographed. She confessed that she had been nervous about telling her story but that she was ready to conquer her fears. Her story was riveting, painful and inspiring. Amina’s story is one of a  courageous woman who overcame many injustices and tragedies in her life.  Today, Amina is a Decatur neighbor who shines brightly in our community. Below is an excerpt from her story.

“I choose the light everyday. When I go into darkness I just pull myself up to the light. We are here for a reason. I have a purpose in this life but I haven’t found it yet. I’ve been soul searching, still learning and finding myself. I won’t give up. I will get where I need to go. I’m just starting.”

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  1. ninettaviolante said:

    Hamza’s mommy!

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Ninetta said:

    She is a remarkable. Always smiling. Always pushing herself forward. So many times she has inspired me and reminded me to be grateful just by seeing her walking around Decatur.

  3. Ninetta violante said:

    I am always inspired when I see her and often she does not know. Smiling. Pushing herself forward.

  4. Fasa said:

    What an inspiring woman ! 👏🏻

  5. Jerry Turner said:

    Wonderful story and photograph!!

    • Thanks Jerry. Amina is an inspiration to many in our community.

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