Women’s day is all about celebrating and recognizing women, their identity and staggering power as they are the true changemakers in today’s age. It’s also about acknowledging women who have defied the traditional norms and have ambitiously followed their passion with vigor and power. This women’s day, join us as we celebrate the drive, strength and potency of Pakistani women who have paved their own way amidst platitudinous and conventionalized mind frames of society and have given a voice and purpose to their strong identities and aspirational hope to many other women. In honor of all the women making a difference, here are three super women who have truly inspired us with their talent and strength.
Rabia is undeniably one of the most recognized faces in the entertainment industry and is vastly known for her heartfelt digital celebrity interviews and drama reviews. She is a true modern-day representation of a multi-faceted working woman, as she creates the perfect balance between motherhood and her professional life. Rabia’s love and passion for entertainment along with her understanding of the media prompted her to curate her brainchild, Fuchsia, which is a lifestyle and fashion magazine. She also owns an event management firm – Sublime Events which is the parent company of Fuchsia. Rabia actively oversees the conceptualization of various areas of work, and her in-depth association with the entertainment industry and expertise in a wide range of mediums is truly commendable. She is also actively involved in various social causes; she has created many equal opportunities for under privileged kids, and she aspires to tackle more meaningful issues in the future. Rabia truly is a passionate, highly motivated career-oriented woman who loves to curate a balance between her personal and professional life. On this woman’s day get to know her more with an enlightening conversation as she talks about cultural shifts for women and their struggle in finding passion.
1. You think this journey was different because you are a woman?/p>
No, I don’t think it was that different just because I was a woman. Yes, sometimes it would get difficult because I would not be allowed to visit some locations, be very selective about my opinions. You have to be very responsible about how you conduct yourself, but that’s just a very small part. I wouldn’t say that because of this my entire journey was affected.
2. You think it is important to be passionate about what you do?
Definitely, I think not just passionate, extremely passionate about what you do. If you will be passionate only then will you be able to counter back after every unsuccessful journey, and only then will you be able to make sacrifices and enjoy the process of what you are doing along the way.
3. What is your own personal style?
I think its minimalistic, funky and a lot more eastern and modest.
4. Who is somebody that you look up to, style-wise?
I think there are different people who I looked up to at different phases and points in my life. I think for me whenever I look at someone’s style and feel that it resonates with one of my personal qualities. It can be Mahira Khan sometimes, Sajal sometimes and even Hania wearing jeans with a T-shirt. So, totally depends on who I’m looking at, on what point in my life.
5. You think it is important to have a sense of style in the industry?/p>
Definitely, I think it’s very important. A lot of people are looking at you and you are knowingly and unknowingly, influencing a lot of minds. You can give courage to people who aspire to be like you. You can promote your roots and culture through your style.
6. What’s the one piece of clothing that you always have in your wardrobe?
One is very difficult; I mean there are always two to three essentials at least. For me, plain jeans, one simple kurta with embroidery and a panelled frock.
7. What is your life motto personally and professionally?
My life motto keeps on changing depending upon the stage of life I am on. But basically, to sum it up, it is that no matter what you do, pour your heart and soul in it. Give all your ideas a try no matter what people may think. No matter how stupid it seems, just give it a try.