We’ve been posting up a lot of pics from our New York trip but haven’t had the time to write anything about it yet. We flew in from Toronto to NY specifically for the “Raise Up For Somalia” event in support of the “I AM A STAR” campaign with the American Refugee Committee (ARC) We were a apart of the host council that night which included Chef Roble (catch him on his brand new Bravo series Chef Roble and co Dec, 4th), Mataano (fashion designers), Ayan Elmi (model), Saada Ahmed, Cici Ali (model) and Abdi Farah (Artist). We were super tired because we hadn’t slept for 24 hrs at this point but It was a really fun night and most of all it was amazing to see so many people coming together for a cause that seems to have been forgotten by the media at large. Most people seem to think that the famine is a resolved issue mainly because there’s little to no media coverage. That is DEF NOT the case! So we were really proud to host and show our support! People won amazing prizes including 3 custom paintings from Abdi Farah ( Really talented!) By the end of the night, our feet were soo dead from dancing and couldn’t wait to get back to our hotel. We found out last minute that we along with ARC had an early meeting at the NBC studios with ANN CURRY! That meant less sleep but TOTALLY worth it! Once we got there we had to wait a while and randomly saw Bret Michaels in the lobby (much smaller in person). Once we started speaking with Ann, we immediately felt her passion and compassion for the people of Somalia. Like many others she was wondering why their is still no solution for the famine and what the root of the issue is. It was a great meeting and we left more motivated then ever. A few hours later we were on a flight back to sunny L.A. That’s pretty much the short version of our trip lol…but we’ll talk soon..Love ya!
xoxo Siham and Iman