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40 Women to Watch 2019: Sumayya Tobah is inspiring girls and women of every background to pursue political journalism


Sumayya Tobah

Sumayya Tobah is part of The Tempest’s 40 Women to Watch 2019, which spotlights extraordinary women and femmes making waves in their industries or passions of choice.

Sumayyah Tobah is a journalist based in Washington, DC, specializing in politics and news coverage.

Tobah has worked with ABC, Al Jazeera, The Tempest, and TRT World. She fights to find the truth in the world through her work, even when the days may become long and difficult. Tobah wishes to inspire young girls who think they might not belong in the political sphere because anything is possible for those who pursue what they love.