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Powerful Women Week

There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.

Michelle Obama

Powerhouse

To me, a powerhouse woman does not do things alone. She supports and is supported by other women, and gives credit where credit is due. That’s what having power means – lifting others up at the same time.

Sisterhood

I find it amazing that the Malay/Muslim community in Singapore can just go “Hi sis, hey sis, thank you sis” to one another without feeling a slight bit awkward. There is strength in sisterhood and feeling like you belong in a community.

Women with Vision

As a mom, I always tell my young daughter to be a woman with vision, and that anything is possible, even unicorns! 🦄 (when she goes to Jannah InshaaAllah) Don’t be afraid to dream big and let your dreams become your vision.

Dear Body

I’ve never had any body issues (but then again I’m average), but for those who struggle with body image, please remember that you are enough. Imperfections come and go. But a healthy body now is important till your golden years.

You are Worthy

Dear daughter,

You don’t need another person to tell you that you are loved. No matter who you are or what abilities you have, you have worth; and society will accept you for the value you bring to the world, so give back to it in your own ways.

Help the underprivileged, and through your acts of service you will see how blessed you are to be able to help others. When you find your path, you will find peace and contentment and you don’t need to look for gratification – in any man or from anywhere else.

Representation

What does it mean to me as a woman? It means to let our work speak for itself without having to endure mansplaining, a lower paycheck or even getting skipped for a leadership role as some women do at the workplace.

Give women more opportunities to shine. Don’t simply ‘forget’ us.

You Time

You time for me is being creative – doing what I do without the limits of deadlines, briefs or expectations. Me/You time is important when you’re juggling work, motherhood and marriage – among other responsibilities – so that you don’t burn out. What’s your you time?

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Regardless of Race

CMIO

I believe there is only one race – the human race.

Rosa Parks

July 21 is Racial Harmony Day in Singapore. It commemorates the racial riots of 1964, which involved two waves of riots between Malays and Chinese in Singapore, and reminds us the importance of maintaining racial and religious harmony in Singapore’s multicultural and multi-ethnic society. I believe Singaporeans do value racial harmony, but instead of being stuck in the past, we should aim higher to have deeper cross-racial understanding and overcome traditional racial prejudices. We’re all interconnected in this day and age. There is no such thing as being boxed into one race.

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Mental Health Awareness

Print - It's Ok to Feel Lost

“Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.”

Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

Covid-19 has brought about many changes to our lives. Being able to go out, meet with friends and partake in social activities was once a luxury we took for granted. But in this global pandemic, we are anxious about every move we make when we are outdoors. This can cause a toll for some people who require certain settings to cope with their personal struggles. This series of prints was created for anyone whose state of mental health may be affected in these trying times – encouraging you that IT’S OKAY.