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"I can’t change what happened to me, but my story has the power to bring positive change to others"

11 June 2020

In this interview, our CEO & Founder @aminata_conteh_biger spoke to @emmylou_loves about her new memoir, Rising Heart and the motivation to start The Aminata Maternal Foundation.

Visit Emmylou's website to get your joyful Emmylou Issue - the "Isolation Edition" of Emmylou Love Issue 2.

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'The powerful woman no longer letting shame silence her'

4 June 2020

"Her book Rising Heart is a moving account of her captivity, release and rollercoaster of incarnations after coming to Australia as a refugee in 2000: Western Sydney schoolgirl, young model and fashion retail worker, then UNHCR volunteer and ambassador, speaker at Parliament House, actor in the global hit The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe, mother of two, and now author and activist for maternal health in Africa."

"So often, people talk about the problems of Africa but no one talk solutions. Africa is put in the too-hard basket. But we want to show this is how we can make a change." @aminata_conteh_biger

Please read the full interview on SBS Voices 

Aminata northsider

The power of hope - Aminata's feature in 'northsider'

22 May 2020

Created for locals, by locals, northsider magazine is published quarterly and is an insider's guide that celebrates our vibrant and iconic neighbourhoods on the Lower
North Shore of Sydney.

Nineteen years ago, Aminata Conteh-Biger didn’t understand what Australia was, let alone imagine she’d one day be the CEO of a charity headquartered on Sydney’s harbourside. “I just wanted to come to a country where I felt safe,” she remembers.

Read the interview here.

How a Sierra Leone refugee rebuilt her life in Australia

Aminata speaks on 2GB Ben Fordham Live

27 January 2020

Aminata was recently invited to tell her story on Ben Fordham Live. She spoke about her life in Sierra Leone and journey to Australia as a refugee. We're grateful for the chance to spread the word about refugee stories and the work that Aminata's does through the foundation with the Australian community.

Listen to the interview.