Aziza Jabhad Hussein
Aziza Jabhad Hussein – Miss Kenya Utah 2020
Aziza Jabhad Hussein lives in Kearns, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah in May 2018. She majored in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Nutrition. Her ambition in life is nursing with an emphasis in gerontology. She dreamed of being a nurse since she was nine years old. Aziza was a first-generation student, and felt like she had nobody to guide her.
She loved the different stages of development and the way people’s brains work at different stages, so she majored in Human Development. She works with the elderly and people with disabilities, assisting with daily activities and finds satisfaction in the work that she does. She aspires to be a nurse so that she can help advocate for and be a support and mentor to individuals with mental health illnesses.
Platform Title: EMBRACE DIVERSITY, DON’T FIGHT IT.
Differences are what makes the world worth living in
My story is full of hardships and unfortunate circumstances, but along the way, I have learned that many others face similar struggles. I want to bring light and awareness of mental illnesses to the community by being an advocate especially for youth struggling with mental health illness.
I was diagnosed with clinical depression. The whole experience was intense and terrifying, and the worst part for me was finding out that my family did not check in on me the whole week I was there. I did not have friends because my family thought of them as unnecessary, saying we had each other. But I learned from this experience that I needed a supportive network of friends more than ever.
I chose this platform because having a safe supportive environment where youth who are struggling can go and talk will help create a safer and more interesting world to live in. I strongly believe that embracing diversity is the ticket to making the world a better place. I wish that I had more support when I was younger and discovering that I struggled with mental health illnesses, and I will be an advocate for others through this platform. I have already started on my journey to become a mentor and voice for those without a voice. I have worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant, working and volunteering to help the elderly and people with disabilities and/or mental health illnesses to help them feel that they are an important part of society and deserve to feel important. I am excited to start expanding my work to the youth population as well. I believe that this platform will be a great start for me to start working towards making this dream a reality.
Kenya is a country in Eastern Africa. Its Indian Ocean coast lies between Somalia to the north east and Tanzania to the south. Its other surrounding countries are Ethiopia and South Sudan to the north and Uganda to the west.Kenya is the most powerful economy of East Africa and is also a middle income country with a fast growing middle class, however, it is still a developing country, and so certain aspects of the country’s society and infrastructure may come as a shock to some visitors from developed countries who are unfamiliar with the quality of life experienced by many Kenyans. Socio – economic inequalities are also observable, with many middle to upper class Kenyans living moderately affluent lifestyles while many other lower income Kenyans live in squalor.