Leila Ali Elmi

Elmi is the first Swedish MP to wear a hijab and the first of Somali descent.

Source: Al Jazeera Leila Ali Elmi’s earliest memories of Sweden are as a two-year-old who fled civil war in Somalia with her family. She remembers her favourite pair of yellow trousers and moments of her childhood spent in the school playground.   “I had that fairy-tale mentality. I didn’t see colour, I didn’t see class differences,” she said, …