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Angelica is a refugee and has lived in Brazil for three years. She fled Sierra Leone, leaving four children behind. Her father, an important Iman, did not accept her marriage to a Christian man. The story of Angelica’s life and struggle is a huge inspiration to me because it is loaded with courage. It is a breath of life in a world so violent and uneven. Angelica today is single, living in Brazil with one of her daughters, the young Aminata. Image by Victor Moriyama, National Geographic Your Shot.

Angelica is a refugee and has lived in Brazil for three years. She fled Sierra Leone, leaving four children behind. Her father, an important Iman, did not accept her marriage to a Christian man. The story of Angelica’s life and struggle is a huge inspiration to me because it is loaded with courage. It is a breath of life in a world so violent and uneven. Angelica today is single, living in Brazil with one of her daughters, the young Aminata. Image by Victor Moriyama, National Geographic Your Shot.