Meet Amira Yahyaoui video transcript

Amira Yahyaoui sits in a room and speaks to the camera. White text appears at the bottom of the screen and then fades.
AMIRA: Tunisia had a revolution. I was part of it with many other young people, and we topped out this regime. We got this dictator out.
ON SCREEN TEXT: Amira Yahyaoui
Activist & Founder of Mos.com
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AMIRA: I was an asylum seeker in France because I didn't have the right to go to college in my country, so I left. And when I left, I continued with fighting for the ideal which was, I mean, which was and still for me, democracy. And that was through social media, through internet, and I think of myself as someone who is between human rights and technology.
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AMIRA: I created Mos.com, and my idea--and I'm going to do it. [laughs] Is to take off bureaucracy from the world.
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AMIRA: Today this is what I'm creating, and I am first tackling the problem of financial aid for college students in the United States.
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AMIRA: Vital Voices was a daily supporter of everything I did. It's like this place where I know if I'm in trouble I can go or if I need help I can go. It's an incredible network of incredible women from all over the world.
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AMIRA: I am Amira, and I am a vital voice.
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