Lala Ouedraogo

An interview with Lala Ouedraogo conducted on March 17, 2021, in New York, NY by Jahkwan Taillefer for the Becoming the Change Interview Project.

Lala Ouedraogo comes from a culture where women’s submission to men is expected, and where women’s futures are unsure when they don’t enjoy the support of men. Breaking away from these societal norms, Lala managed to make her way to the United States where she pursued her education beyond what would have been possible for her in her own country, Burkina Faso. Her journey speaks of an inner strength and describes the transition from a young girl to an educated woman, who wishes nothing but to see similar opportunities for growth with less restraints in the lives of the women of today and tomorrow.

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