Becoming an Afro-optimist:Julie Gichuru
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"If nobody sees me, do I still exist?" Veda Sunassee talks to one of the most famous faces in Kenyan and African media, Julie Gichuru, about identity. Born to a muslim Kashimiri father and a Catholic Kikuyu mother, studied law and is an enterpreneur in the entertainment industry and who lists herself as a "mother, a wife, a change agent, a child of God and an afro-optimist' as her many identities, Ms Julie Gichuru is perfectly placed to help unpack this nuanced and multi layered thing called Identity. 

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