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Supermodel Iman Mourns Another Loss

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Supermodel Iman Mourns Another Loss

Just two months after her husband David Bowie's death, supermodel Iman is mourning the loss of her mother, Maryan Baadi.

In a 2014 interview with The Guardian, Iman shared a bit of her mother's legacy. "My mother was an activist, so was my father," she said. "They came from a generation of young Somalis who were actively involved in getting independence for Somalia in 1960. So I remember when I was five how busy our house was. People would come in the middle of the night, meetings after meetings, and protests and all that. I grew up in the midst of all of that. And she instilled that in me. The fact that nobody can take your self-worth unless you give your consent."

Beyond strengthening her daughter's sense of self-worth, Baadi encouraged her ambition. "She always said to me that there is nothing that the boys can do – because I had two brothers – that you can't do, if not better."


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