Kulsum is 19 and currently attending The City College of New York. Born in Bangladesh, the land of the rivers, Kulsum has seen how much destruction just few inches of sea level rise can cause. She has experienced the suffering that comes with the rage of climate change firsthand.
Kulsum has been working with brown and other minority groups fighting for social injustice issues for the past five years. To Kulsum, climate change is a social injustice issue, caused by the ones who are least affected by it. When a regulation or a conversation takes place regarding climate regulations, the voices of the vulnerable people who are most affected by it are not even heard. When she think of the effects of climate change, Kulsum thinks of refugees. While not everyone may agree on what to do about refugees, we can all agree that no one should become a refugee on the first place. Kulsum knows that if we don’t take action now on climate change, millions of children in from her home in Bangladesh and all around the world will drown.