Fireda Ahmed

Fireda Ahmed on Perseverance, Faith, and Inspiration:

My name is Fireda Ahmed. My cultural background is diluted in the waters of the Red Sea as I am part Yemeni-Hijazi and part Eritrean-Ethiopian. You can call me Arab-African. I was born in Saudi Arabia, but grew up and lived in Montreal until my recent move to the Capital. I have two bachelors from McGill, in physiology and in social work. Insha’Allah (God willing) I’ll be pursuing my Masters in Social Work at Carleton to focus on mental health and work towards opening a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic. I am happily married and mother to two beautiful boys, Alhamdulillah (Thanks to God).”