My Identity
An American Teenager Converts to Islam

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Yasmin

The end of this film, where Ashley finds her voice, is essentially the beginning of our journey with Ashley. It is at that open mic night, pictured in the film, that Ashley first told her story publicly and then decided she wanted to be a part of our documentary film series.
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