Jul 2, 2020
The very first time Sihame El Kaouakibi entered the political arena, she got elected. Every time she bravely speaks up as one of the few anti-racist voices in parliament, her notoriety grows. Dominique, who under normal circumstances is not keen on Belgian politicians entering the loft, especially since most of them refuse to acknowledge systemic racism and its devastating effects in Belgium, sees a rare type of leader in Sihame and invites her for the 20th episode of The Most. The two talk Sihame’s first year in parliament, claiming your seat at the table and shaking it while you’re at it and why Sihame represents those voices too often muted in the media & politics. Sihame also discusses managing her emotions in a hostile arena, her life’s work of engaging younger generations, the power of networking and how world-renowned Belgian artist Luc Tuymans is using his privilege to help out.