Originally from Karachi, Pakistan, actress and model, Somy Ali moved to Bombay, India where she worked in 10 Hindi films and several commercials. She then moved to the United States to obtain a degree in psychology.
She attended Nova Southeastern University in Florida and in three years graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in psychology. While working on her bachelor’s degree Somy worked at a local radio station doing talk-shows on social and political issues, it was during this time that she became very interested in journalism and decided to attend the University of Miami to obtain a master’s degree in print journalism. During this time she developed an interest in documentary films and left Miami to attend the New York Film Academy.
She then completed short films on Abortion, Domestic Violence, and Teenage suicide prior to graduating with a degree in film making, direction, scrip writing and editing in 2003. In 2004 she attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and obtained a degree in broadcast journalism.
Somy has been involved with women’s rights issues in South Asia. She is working towards bringing the plight of rape and domestic violence victims to media’s attention. As the founder of both No More Tears and So-Me Designs, Somy Ali has raised awareness on immigrants being brought to the U.S. who are abused physically, sexually and verbally. No More Tears has rescued 85 women since 2007 along with their children. www.NMTPROJECT.org
Somy Ali’s clothing line, So-Me, is found in boutiques all over the U.S. which takes a stand against intolerance through the aid of fashion. www.So-MeDesigns.com
Learn more about Somi Ali, and other Community Service panelists and speakers at this year’s conference on the official NetIP conference website.