f2017 has been something of a revolution for me. They say there are some years that ask questions and some years that answer them. I feel like almost my whole life has consisted of years that ask questions, an endless whirlwind ofย  who what why. 2017 felt very much like one in which I began to answer some of those questions, and to understand that actually part of the excitement in the journey is to figure out the rest along the way. I'm a big believer in that the most important thing in life is growth and, as one of my best friends put it: I'm very much on this "self-improvement ting". On both a personal and a work front, I feel like I've increasingly begun living with what feels like far more purpose and confidence, and I feel like such a different person ending the year than I did entering it. But in a: "I never change, I simply become more myself" kind of way. I feel super grateful to be an adult and able to see where the lessons are instead of just thinking it's the end of the world each time when it invariably isn't.
Potentially one of my biggest achievements to date was this summer being recognised as part of a new generation of "globetrotting Arab women" in the July / August issue of Harpers Bazaar Arabia. I have strong ties with my Middle Eastern heritage, as well as with my London roots, and so it was such an honour to be included in the latest issue of the magazine...
Whaaat do you mean it's already August!? You don't understand how hard I try not to start each and every highlights of the month with an exclamation of how fast time is going but this month I couldn't help myself because WHAT DO YOU MEAN it's already August! Between a(nother) trip to Ibiza, this time for Stormzy's #MerkyFestival, guesting on the BBC Asian Network and being featured in Harpers Bazaar Arabia, this month has positively flown by. Check out the best bits below...
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