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International Women’s Day

Posted on March 05 2019

March is an incredible month which honours and celebrates women with two key dates; International Women’s Day on the 8th and Mothering Sunday which, this year, falls on the 31st.

Being a brand founded by two women, it seemed a no-brainer that we dedicate this post to honour the women’s rights movement and celebrate the very essence of sisterhood.

So we asked our co-founders to share their personal aspirations for their fellow sisters and disclose key female figures that have inspired them:

 

What is the most valuable privilege that we take for granted in the U.K?

Samar:

Choice.  Our voices are being to self serving. We need to take a minute, stand back,  and look at the bigger picture.

Rabia

Has to be our access to education. We’re extremely privileged to live in a society that gives access to balanced education to all children regardless of their social economic status and gender. 

 

Pressing female issue you’d like to eradicate?

Samar:

Education and women's lack of access to it.

Rabia:

There are so many that it’s difficult to pick just one. If I could narrow it down it would probably be between period poverty on a global scale. Basic hygiene and sanitation facilities for all women is such a basic need that goes unfulfilled for so many women.

 

Favourite Quote?

Samar:

'When the whole world is silent,  even one voice can be powerful'

Malala Yusufzai

Rabia:

‘Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud’

Maya Angelou

 

Favourite fictional character & why?

Samar:

Catherine Earnshaw from Wuthering Heights! Sassy & daring but so lovable!!

Rabia:

Lizzie Bennet from Pride and Prejudice without a doubt. She had dignity and self-respect, was witty, incredibly intelligent, refused to settle for mediocre despite social pressures and, given the historical era the book was set in, spoke her mind (always eloquently!) without any reservations.

 

Ultimate role model? Past and or Present…

Samar:

Mama, of course! She is one tough cookie! Strength of character, determination,  perfectionist attitude, and like Rabia’s mum went back to college after seeing her kids through education to qualify as a professional beauty therapist and after all that, still having time for hubby, kids and grand kids!

Rabia:

Easy – my mum… she is the ultimate super woman. Came to the UK at only 20 years old, having left her entire family back home. She embraced her new life and didn’t get phased in the slightest. She went back to university for a post graduate whilst being a mother of two small kids, qualified as a teacher and has taught primary school kids for the last 30 years!

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