Former Pakistani child bride shares story with students

Pakistani-American Naila Amin, 27, of Baldwin, stood in front of Mepham High School’s Leadership and Voices of the Past students, she said she was nervous. Amin has shared her story many times before, but Dec. 20 was the first time she told it to students who were the age she was when it happened.  Rina Sarfraz, a Mepham student, had been following Amin’s story, and reached out online to ask if she would speak to a high school class. Amin wanted to keep spreading awareness through her story, and her nerves eased when she saw how curious and engaged the students were during her presentation. She said that her goal is to ensure that no woman is alone, like she was, if her childhood is cut short by a forced marriage. Read more:,87039