In Somalia, a female taxi driver defies convention

At 19 years old, Asha Mohamed is divorced and drives a taxi in Somalia, defying conventions to support her family in one of the world’s most conservative and dangerous countries. For the past year, the young woman has crisscrossed the capital Mogadishu in her white taxi, with a faux fur throw covering her dashboard. Her career choice was driven by passion, but also necessity, after she divorced her husband — whom she married at age 16 — and was left to take care of her two children and her mother. Taxi driving in Mogadishu is not only typically reserved for men, but is also dangerous in a ci…

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