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Journalist. Speaker. Firebender.
Since launching the viral #LetNoorShine campaign in 2012, Noor Tagouri has gained international attention as one of the country’s most talked about young adults. Since embarking on her journey of becoming a, she has become an associate journalist for CBS radio in Washington D.C, graduated from one of the top journalism schools at the age of 20, become a local news reporter in the DC metro area for CTV News and has traveled to nationally and internationally as a motivational speaker. With a social media following of over 100,000, Noor has gained both critical support for her efforts to break normative stereotypes and encouraged others to tackle their own potential in a multi-cultural society through weekly Ustream discussions, social media discussion posts, and one-on-one mentoring. As a first generation Libyan-American, her passion for storytelling stems from the desire to expose cultural injustices and combat the challenges facing women on a global scale. Noor Tagouri’s extraordinary rise as a young journalist and budding cultural figure is proof of what can happen if all of us dare to ask the right questions.