Global Citizen sit-down with Hussain Manawer

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Poet and mental health activist Hussain Manawer often opens his performances in the same way:

“My name is Hussain, and my problem is I care too much.”

Asked over the phone in a recent interview what this means, he responded:

“I care about a lot of things,” he says. “I care about the injustices of the world that exist in today’s life. I care about the fact that people go to sleep in a not-so-privileged setting. I care that there’s war that exists and people are dying because of it. I care a lot.”

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