Interview: Nabintou Boumbia (Detroit, MI)


Nabintou Doumbia is a pre-law student at Wayne State University, studying Sociology and African American Studies. She is a proud Detroiter and the daughter of two, Ivorian immigrants from Ivory Coast, West Africa. It is her personal experiences that lie at the forefront of her interest in the legal field, specifically in the area of [Black] Immigration. Nabintou wishes to serve her local, national, and international communities by leveling the legal playing field in which minorities, Black immigrants especially, often exist at the margins, resulting in a plethora of systematic disadvantages. She hopes to be a community worker who speaks her own narrative unapologetically and empowers others to do the same in their unique ways. At the core of this work is her prioritization of intersectionality, holding herself and her community to a standard where identities are not required to be compartmentalized in order for people like her to exist, create, and organize in spaces.