Apparently, human rights lawyers have their muses. A recent article in 1843 magazine details the fascinating partnership between Amal Clooney and Nadia Murad. Clooney is the dynamic human rights lawyer with a celebrity husband. Murad is a survivor of Islamic State’s brutal slavers. She is also Clooney’s client, but also her muse, as the article details. Together they advocate before the world, even appearing before the United Nations.
Today, I supported another human rights lawyer and her muse. Through this fascinating Kickstarter project, called Immigration Nation, immigration attorney Lauren Burke and her former client, Martina Carrillo, hope to travel the country in a camper van, providing pro bono legal services for immigrants and their communities across the US. They have experience together, having co-founded an immigration-focused nonprofit called Atlas: DIY. They’re a bit lower profile than Amal Clooney and Nadia Murad, but who needs celebrities when the crowd is on your side.