Maysoon | junior in highschool | lover of public speaking, debate and history | Dammam, Saudi Arabia
1) THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS? To be hosting the largest Model United Nations conference in my province. We had over 400 attendees from all over the world and from over 12 schools. Being able to unite such a large number of people under one roof who all care about making the world the most sustainable it can be was absolutely amazing. . . 1) THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS? My best friend moved away. She lives almost 12,000 km away now. I had known her for 13 years and we had created many campaigns for refugees, as well as other awareness activities. We motivated and pushed each other to be the best we can be. And even though we live so far away, we still continue to do so, but it’s been really weird starting this year without her. And although we always try to stay in touch as much as possible, it’s simply not the same when she is so far away. I really hope that I can see her soon.
. . 3) YOUR BIGGEST WISH FOR THE NEAR FUTURE? To get my nonprofit organization, invisible organization's documentaries to win in an international competition that we recently enrolled in. I would love for my organization to reach more people and continue to have an impact on people of the world. . . 4) YOUR BIGGEST WORRY FOR THE NEAR FUTURE? There are currently 15 corona cases in the city that I live in of around 500,000 people. We have been instructed to stay at home and that has been very scary for all the community around us. I hope that the situation gets better and that the number does not increase. In addition, they have placed travel bans on us, which means that I won’t be able to see my mother or sister for a while. . . 5) A CONTEMPORARY WOMAN YOU CURRENTLY ADMIRE? Yara Shahidi. I love what she has been able to do with her platform, from encouraging people to vote to create her own organizations and giving back to the community, she really is an inspiration. She even got into Harvard, what an icon! . . 6) A ONE-SENTENCE MESSAGE TO OTHER WOMEN? Let's continue to empower each other, love one another and do great things.