Dallo Fall’s smile is broad and full of joy. And it is true, yet … There is a depth of story to her life, rooted in Senegal, West Africa, that she can only begin to share with us.
“I have a big life story,” she says. “You could write a book. Many, many books. I have a big book in my head about my whole life.”
When Dallo, 38, married Dgibril, an American, and moved to the U.S. 15 years ago, she brought with her the pulse of the culture she grew up in: drumming, dancing, singing, cooking. She brought her rich spirit of giving. She also holds pain that few know.
Dallo sat down with Humanitou and shared some of her story, of her resilience, of why she especially has extraordinary love for children and the elderly.
She tells how she continues to be a significant part of her Senegalese village, Thionck Essyl, even from thousands of miles away in a land so different. How she came from a place where she couldn’t afford a pencil for school as a child but owned a restaurant as a young woman — until it was attacked by rebels.
Meet Dallo Fall.
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