Standing Up to the Current Narrative

Having moved to the U.S. from the West Bank, Suzie Afridi's cross-cultural experience offers her a unique perspective. She is a Palestinian-American making a name for herself in stand-up comedy, and she sees public speaking as a way of countering current perceptions.

"As brown people, as Arabs, as Muslims, as Palestinians—it's how we're gonna get back our narrative because our narrative is hijacked," says Afridi. "We need to own our own narrative, and comedy is a great way of doing that."

The full video is available on the Voice of America website.

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