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The Human Aspect of Bala

Growing up I leaned into the path that was set for me, and this led me to climb the career ladder to the top in the finance industry. The financial crisis came, and I found myself in Iceland without being able to find a job. Not because of the crisis, but because I was a foreigner. The shock of realizing the racism and biases in the society I had grown to love, almost broke me.

  • Career
  • Loneliness
  • Racism

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