When women pursue a passion, they do it with a spirit that defies reason! They also do it keeping their roles in life magically constant. If you meet a woman chef, or a woman police constable, you will wonder how she balances both roles, (personal life & professional work) and with perfection!
Well that, dear readers, is what the latest Bonanza Satrangi campaign is calling the #IamSatrangi woman – The one who balances her priorities yet keeps her eye on the ball!
Know any of them? We know 5 and here they are!
The 5 #IamSatrangi women we present to you on Women’s Day have redefined norms in a society that welcomes change but only if you have the courage to step out of your comfort zone and be the best in what you do.
There is no place for mediocrity.
What we love about these #IamSatrangi women is that they have chosen a hard path to tread – a path that is hugely dominated by males, and where most women, (previously, and even now), fear to tread. To excel in a field where you have to first be accepted as a serious contender, is a challenge indeed.
So without any further ado, we bring to you, the 5 #IamSatrangi women who’re making Women’s Day so special for us!
1. Areeba Siddique – The Millenial Artist Has Arrived
Our first Satrangi woman is none other than Areeba Siddique – The girl who’s Instagram account is so Art-happening that we can’t take our eyes off it!
Areeba’s Art is not just pretty, its creative, thought-provoking, witty, and makes a social statement in its subtle yet blunt observations!
How do you even do that?
Oh well, that’s why we follow her page, coz it gives us hard-hitting social commentary with a mix of quiet reflection.
Areeba has found a gentle balance between her creative expression and her need to speak out on the wrongs in our society. Some cutting social commentary there. She has certainly reinvented the wheel by voicing her thoughts through her Art.
Areeba is every woman.
Her ideas, her creations and her words speak to young girls all over Pakistan, and that’s why she is the perfect #IamSatrangi girl!
Follow Areeba on Instagram to set eye on her creations, and the thought provoking messages behind her Art – Expression matters.
2. Zenith Irfan – The Biker Who’s Setting No Limits!
Whether she is biking in the valleys of Chitral, or the bustling streets of Karachi, Zenith is a girl with a dream and she knows no boundaries!
The Best Part?
She is riding the bike solo! Yes, you heard that right, Zenith Irfan completed her journey to the northern areas of Pakistan on bike. The journey that she embarked on to fulfill her father’s dream, changed into a raving passion in no time.
Commute has always been a problem for Pakistani women, they depend on their brother, father, cousins, Careem captains, buses, and autos for moving around. Zenith is letting everyone know that it should not be this way.
Zenith Irfan is challenging the norms set by society that women can’t travel alone, well guess what? They can! Zenith’s trip to the Himalayas signifies hope.
“The biggest hardship that I had to address was the fear inside me. Motorcycles are dangerous and I knew I had to befriend the monsters if I wanted to ride one. ” – Zenith Irfan
Zenith is an #IamSatrangi woman for the courage she displayed in facing her own fears!
We asked Zenith: Where a Woman’s place really is?
“Her own self-persona. Her heart. A woman’s place is where she creates it. Space she wants to be in and loves to be in!”
We agree for sure! Follow Zenith on Instagram to be part of her journey and catch up on her latest expedition!
3. Eman Khan – The Kickboxer Who’s Seriously Kicking It!
In a world where women are just getting started on Football & Cricket, Eman Khan chooses Kickboxing!
She’s young, she’s passionate, she’s going for the goal, and nothing’s gonna stop her!
Eman has been training hard and keeping fit to up her kickboxing game!
This young #IamSatrangi woman is telling young girls in Pakistan that it doesn’t matter if you’re going where no one has been before – just remember you will blaze the trail! It’s better to be first than last, so put your hands together for the bold and determined Eman Khan – follow her on Instagram to be part of her journey!
4. Zarnak Sidwa – A Chef Who’s Setting An Example
Zarnak embarked on her kitchen adventures with some Chocolate making experiments. Gradually, the home cooking endeavours led to culinary certifications and a world full of opportunities.
Zarnak’s very first appearance on a Television Cooking show saw her teaching the Parsi popular dish Dhansak to viewers as well as how to make cottage cheese! She hasn’t looked back since!
Zarnak says she always takes out some time when on a trip to further her expertise by signing up for a culinary class as well. We love the way she tends to her own passion as much as to the people in her life!
This #IamSatrangi woman embraces the beauty of being a mother, a wife and a daughter as she balances her career with family as well as finding time for herself. We’re rooting for you Zarnak, you are an inspiration to women who want to make their passion into something more – one baby step at a time will do it, and you are a shining example of how!
Follow her on Instagram to ace her recipes!
5. Maliha Rehman – The M in Fashion & Lifestyle Journalism!
If you’re anywhere close to being a reader. If you love to keep up to date with Entertainment, Lifestyle and … Fashion, you have to have come across her articles.
Maliha employs incisive, cutting edge writing, and takes on issues with a thought-provoking stance. She loses no opportunity to speak her mind in honest, mature and responsible words. Follow her on Twitter if you want the low down on current issues, or just read Dawn.
Maliha has carved her name in concrete in a world full of male journalists. She is widely read and followed by thousands – witness to the Following she commands on paper, or shall we say, online!
With Fashion & Lifestyle under her belt, this #IamSatrangiWoman is bringing her A-game to the race and giving all women, (and men), an inspiring story to follow!
Follow Maliha on Instagram to stay on top of fashion and Lifestyle updates!
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Shazia likes to pen her thoughts when she feels passionately about a life experience, a person or an event. She is mother to 3 lively boys and along with her husband, attempts to settle in her new country by taking German lessons so she is able to soak in the culture, language and spirit of the region.
“Wake up in the morning, take a deep breath and exhale! Keep on living with a passion that inspires others! “