How Aisha Wahab Beat The Naysayers To Become California's First Muslim State Senator

Aisha Wahab knows what it means to advocate for herself, especially when no one else will. After her father was murdered and her mother died at a y...

November 26, 2022
4:06 AM

Aisha Wahab knows what it means to advocate for herself, especially when no one else will. After her father was murdered and her mother died at a young age, she was placed in the foster care system. At times, she felt alone. 'For kids in the foster care system, every adult around them pretty much failed them,' Wahab told HuffPost. 'Hence they're in the system.' Wahab considers herself one of the lucky ones after she was adopted by a couple in the Bay Area. Being a foster kid taught her to stand up for herself, she said.

Rowaida Abdelaziz