“Interview and Ibrahin's story “What’s Wrong with my Skin?””

Today, I sit out on the deck, socially distant from Ibrahin Mena. Ibrahin is is from Caracas Venezuela. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master degree in Journalism. He has more than ten years of experience teaching at the primary, secondary and university levels. He was honored as teacher of the year in Caracas in 2014. Ibrahin lived in Malta, Europe for a year and half and arrived in Missoula in 2016 to teach at Missoula International School. He loves dancing, writing and traveling.

Ibrahin shared his story at Tell Us Something on March 18, 2019, to a sold-out crowd at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. The theme was “Stranger in a Strange Land”.

When I sat down with Ibrahin, we talked about life in Venezuela, his experience with racism there, and in Europe, when he was traveling. We compared that to his experience with racism here in the United States, talked about his experience with the police in Missoula, Montana and he shares his message of love with us.


Ibrahin’s story, which I play after the interview, is called “What’s Wrong with my Skin?”.