Feature - Ilhan Omar Wins Minnesota Primary
On August 14, 2018 Ilhan Omar won the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party primary for the US House of Representatives. If elected in November, Omar would become the first Somali-American and one of the first Muslim women in Congress.
Minnesota is home to the America's largest Somali community. Despite the recent anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric, female community leaders have found ways to maintain their religious identity while integrating into American society. In 2017, Olivia Arthur photographed Omar and other women who defy religious, racial and gender prejudice.