Because of her passion for
social and political issues and events, actress and model Somy
Ali decided to expand her career to include writing and journalism.
In November 1999, she moved to the United States and she received
a Bachelor's degree in psychology which she finished in three
years. Following that she pursued a Masters degree in print journalism
at the University of Miami.
While attending the University of
Miami, Somy developed an interest in documentary films,
therefore left UM in 2003 to attend the New York Film Academy.
She obtained a degree in film making, direction, script writing,
Some of her first projects included short films on Abortion, Domestic Violence, and Teenage suicide.
Since 2006 Somy has been working as a human rights advocate through her 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization, No More Tears, that stands in support of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its guarantees of safety, security and freedom for all humans. Understanding that violence takes many forms but is often rooted in social inequalities, No More Tears' mission is to eradicate violence in all its forms through collaborative projects involving awareness, education, activism, and advocacy for victims both domestically and abroad.
No More Tears has rescued over 30 victims of domestic violence and their children since its launch in 2006. In addition to her non-profit organization, Somy is the founder and CEO of So-Me Designs. A clothing line based on taking a stand against all intolerance through the aid of fashion. So-Me clothing is available in boutiques all over the U.S. and sells through their website as well.
Originally from Karachi, Pakistan, actress and Model,
Somy Ali moved to Bombay, India where she worked in
10 Hindi films and several commercials.
Somy now works as a model, freelance journalist, and a documentary film maker in the United States.