Posts filed under: My Story

My Journey to Islam

By Michelle Schafieh My parents told me I was Muslim. They taught me the basic teachings of Islam: how to behave, treat others and distinguish halal and haram. I knew... Read More

Careers – How I Became a Chicken Farmer

By Bahaar Luhar Bahaar Luhar and her family own an organic chicken farm called Chicken Thika Farm.  They are the first small scale farm in Ontario to be certified organic... Read More

How I Chose to Become An Astronomer

By Parandis Tajbakhsh My name is Parandis Tajbakhsh. I teach Astronomy at York University and University of Toronto Mississauga. I am a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Astronomy and Astrophysics from... Read More

Careers: Working as an Artist in Public Art

By Khaula Siddique I am a professional artist and I do several public art projects a year. If my dad had known back in the day that the above image... Read More

How I raised My Daughters to be Leaders

By Latifa Soliman We help them take their first steps, then they lead the way. Our children are leaders by nature, it is us who either nurture their leadership or... Read More

Tales of Roses – The Story of a Visually Impaired Mom

Uzma is a Mom of 3 beautiful children. At the age of 5, she lost her eyesight due to taking the wrong medication in Karachi, Pakistan. She spent quite some... Read More

The Grief of Losing an Infant – The Story of Sumayya AbdulKhader

Today we will share the heart breaking story of Sumayya AbdulKhader on how she dealt with the grief of losing her infant. In her own words: AsalamuAlaikum lovely ladies, my... Read More

Why I Chose Art as My Career – The Story of Khaula Mazhar

Today we would like to share the inspiring story of Khaula Mazhar, who is an award winning artist at Khaula Mazhar Arts, on how and why she chose to be... Read More

How I Coped With Post Partum Depression

By Madiha Malik My name is Madiha. I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator (BASc, RECE) and a mama of a two-year-old. A year ago, when my son turned one, I... Read More

Dealing with Disappointments in Her Career – The Story of Nida Shakeel

Today we will share the inspiring story of Nida Shakeel on how she carved her career despite setbacks and disappointments. In her own words:   Assalam o Alaikum. My name... Read More