Nyabuoy Gatbel is a South Sudanese Canadian currently living in Calgary, AB. She was born in Ethiopia in 1993 and moved to Canada as a refugee in 2002. She has a degree in Global Development Studies from the University of Calgary. Besides her studies, she's a social entrepreneur focusing on the ''Paarman Centre project,'' a fashion model, writer and author of the book, ''The Fire Within poetry in Thok Nath and English.'' She's interested and passionate about alternative ways to bring about personal, communal, and national healing. She understands the importance of a cultural and personal narrative. The narrative about her place of birth and residence have been dominated by one voice in a world full of many diverse voices. She hopes to represent, present, and validate this diverse reality through her writings, research, and her life's work to come. She invites us along on the path to unearthing the realities, complexities, and perspectives of a South Sudanese Canadian of African descent.