Lamin grew up in Lexington with a loving mother and minutes away- grandparents- who all provided all that he and his siblings needed: love, a supportive family, and a sense of community
Lamin is an alumnus of Tates Creek High School and then went on to the University of Kentucky, majoring in Social Work. He was a staff writer and section editor at the Kentucky Kernel, UK’s independent student newspaper, and active with the UK Violence Intervention & Prevention (VIP) Center and the pre-Law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta fraternity.
Activism and service has always been a part of Lamin, from advocating as an 8 year-old with his grandfather, at the Kentucky State Capitol for the Commonwealth to recognize the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as a state holiday, to being a front line organizer and activist during the protests for racial justice.. After college, Lamin advocated for clients in the family reunification process within Fayette County Family Court as the Parent & Family Advocate/Liaison for Strengthening Kentucky’s (SKY) Families.
Recently, Lamin has been involved with two areas he cares very much for, advocacy and design. He worked in the Manhattan and Denver offices of a strategic consulting firm as an Assistant Canvass Director, working with progressive causes & political organizations. Now as a multidisciplinary creative, speaker & consultant, Lamin runs a studio in north Lexington concentrating on fashion and product design. Additionally, he volunteers as a Group Facilitator with the Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Kentucky Leadership Seminar and a part of the all-volunteer organizing team of CreativeMornings Lexington, a free monthly breakfast lecture series designed for creative communities.
DELEGATE TO THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AT LARGE MEMBER, FAYETTE DEMS EXEC COMMITTEE