Alpha credits much of her success to the support she received from her tight knit Toronto-Ethiopian community. In the podcast she admits that the pressure to excel was overwhelming at times but she learned to embrace it and considers it somewhat of a motivator. Alpha showed us how walking the path less travelled, taking risks and following her true passions allowed her to take advantage of some rare opportunities. We also discussed the value of networking, community activism, mentorship and taking on new challenges.

Alpha Abebe is Making it in Toronto. Her work is available at and follow her on twitter @alphaabebe

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