Yasmine Warsame is a Canadian model who was originally born in Mogadishu, Somalia. During the early 1990s when she was fifteen years old she relocated to Canada with her family in order to avoid the civil strife and unrest that was taking place in Somalia during that time. After she became a famous model, Warsame uses her celebrity status as a means to speak out for the Somali people and to improve their plight.
The Somali Youth Coalition is an organization that is based in Toronto and it works to alleviate negative social and economic conditions that affect Somali youth. Warsame is a member of this organization and she also personally speaks out for Somali people at home and abroad. As a matter of fact this talented and beautiful young model travels to her native land from time to time to personally lend a hand at improving the living conditions of her fellow countrymen.
Many models are not activists and for those who are they realize that their celebrity status prompts them to take on this role. Quite a few international models that are really successful in the west come from African territories. They give back to their native homelands as a means to help change their society.
Warsame knows that her efforts are important and that she has a great responsibility to the people of Somalia. While it is true that she doesn’t have to take on this role she knows that it is important for her to do so. Many Somali people in Canada and in her native land of Somalia are grateful to have this young lady representing them as a model and an activist.