The Isolation Interviews - Nimco Ali

Activist, Co-Founder of Daughters of Eve and The Five Foundation

The Isolation Interviews - Nimco Ali on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
Photography by Sandra Freij
The Isolation Interviews - Nimco Ali on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Nimco Ali on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Nimco Ali on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Nimco Ali on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
Somaliland born Nimco Ali, after having experienced the trauma of FGM as a child, has devoted her life to campaigning against female genital mutilation. She has received an OBE for her work and was co-founder of the Daughters of Eve and later The Five Foundation, which is a global partnership to end female genital mutilation (FGM). Her first book, ‘What We’re Told Not to Talk About (But We’re Going to Anyway)' was a compilation of 42 conversations with women, speaking on subjects women experience but never openly talk about. Violet Book featured her in issue 9. Here she shares some of her favourite films, books and comforts to help you rest and recharge.

Films to Watch

01
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Breakfast at Tiffany’s dir. Blake Edwards Buy Online
02
Annie Hall
Annie Hall dir. Woody Allen Buy Online
03
9 to 5
9 to 5 dir. Colin Hughes Buy Online
04
Working Girl
Working Girl dir. Mike Nichols Buy Online
05
Coming to America
Coming to America dir. John Landis Buy Online
06
Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget Jones's Diary dir. Sharon Maguire Buy Online
07
Matilda
Matilda dir. Nora Ephron Buy Online
08
Boomerang
Boomerang dir. Reggie Hudlin Buy Online
09
Before Midnight
Before Midnight dir. Richard Linklater Buy Online

Books to Read

01
Dominicana
Dominicana by Angie Cruz Buy Online
02
The Colour Purple
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker Buy Online
03
Becoming
Becoming by Michelle Obama Buy Online
04
Half of a Yellow Sun
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Buy Online
05
Girl, Woman, Other
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo Buy Online
06
Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way For Africa
Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way For Africa by Dambisa Moyo Buy Online
07
How to Be a Woman
How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran Buy Online
08
Everything I Know About Love
Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton  Buy Online

Some Things I Love Right Now

01
Dr. Sam’s Cleanser
Dr. Sam’s Cleanser Buy Online
02
Dr. Sam’s Moisturiser
Dr. Sam’s Moisturiser Buy Online
03
Relax Body Treatment Oil
Relax Body Treatment Oil Clarins Buy Online
04
 Whispering Angel Rose
 Whispering Angel Rose Buy Online
05
Double-Cotton Robe 
Double-Cotton Robe  The White Company Buy Online
06
Jing Massage Candle
Jing Massage Candle The Ritual Buy Online
07
Ayurveda Body Scrub 
Ayurveda Body Scrub  The Ritual Buy Online

Albums to Play

01
Woman
Woman Jill Scott Buy Online
02
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Lauren Hill Buy Online
03
Black Diamond
Black Diamond Angie Stone  Buy Online

Destinations & Experiences

01
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