The series about the true stories of American immigrants is being produced by America Ferrera. A survivor of Somalia’s civil war, Ilhan spent four trying years in a Kenyan refugee camp before moving to the United States with her family at age 12. Her story only gets more inspiring from there.
In a hearing on Tuesday, Asma Jama forgave the white woman who attacked her at an Applebee’s in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Jama, a hijab-wearing Muslim Somali, turned to Jodie Burchard-Risch, 44, and with the help of Islam, said she was able to forgive her. Watch the full video.