Telling stories making space
Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka|April-June 2020
Nabeela Yaseen created a platform for women and girls to feel safe, seen, and supported. She never expected just how many of them would need it.
IMAN SALEEM

It was 1.30 AM when Nabeela Yaseen set up the Not Your Nangi Instagram page, and she had spent most of her night on Canva. Earlier in the day, she’d seen someone post on social media about being harassed, and later that night, she had a flash of inspiration. “It was actually the most random thing, dude,” she tells me about her decision to establish a platform on which women could share their experiences with harassment. “It made me think about how I didn’t even know the spectrum of harassment because there is no spectrum, it happens in so many different ways.”

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