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In You.

Change begins within. It starts with us and ends with us. Except no one really taught us how to go within and stir that change. This part of the blog is dedicated to self-awareness, tools for self-reflection and an attempt to expand your perspectives on everyday challenges.

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In You • April 21, 2017

Celebrating the women silenced for using their voices

This weekend marked the 2nd death anniversary of Pakistan's Human Rights Activist and my cousin, Sabeen Mahmoud. I reflected on how far, if at all, we've come in allowing women's voices being heard for the greater good - safely. How is it that a President who demeans women can hold the loudest …


In You • April 3, 2017

Don’t Call Me Pretty

My mum’s cancer journey has triggered a lot of self-reflection around the concept of beauty, specifically how beautiful a woman should appear, to be readily accepted by today’s society.   On top having to endure breast cancer for everything it is, women have the additional dimension of the ra…


At Work,In You • March 17, 2017

The Ripple Effect | How do we progress as a gender?

With the celebration of Women’s day, I find it necessary to reflect on how far women have come to accurately perceive how far it is we have to go. According to the 2016 Fortune 500 list, women hold only 4.2% of CEO positions in America’s 500 biggest companies (which is a drop from the previ…


In You • September 29, 2016

The Battle Against our Bodies

We fight, we fight and we fight. We fight to get our bodies to look like what fashion models, reality stars and social media mandates. We diet at the expense of what's good for our bodies.  There is a billion dollar industry in makeup, cosmetic surgery and diet plans lining its very wealthy p…


In You • August 20, 2016

Self-love is selfish

I often her the objection that self-love is selfish. How dare we suggest we women/mothers/wives put ourselves first, before those we care for?On the contrary, I think it's a selfless act. You cannot give to others what you do not have yourself - so give yourself first. It's what you have to do to…