Mar 5, 2019
Wedad Amiri is an adventurous
spirit that doesn’t let others tell her what to do. Whether she is
naming her designs after inspirational women or standing up for
those that aren’t able to, she has accomplished so much in a short
period of time as a fashion designer, entrepreneur and Lebanese
Muslim woman. Today, she steps in The Inner Circle about being a
Muslim business creator and owner, the meaning and message behind
her brand Afflatus Hijab, and the social impact her work leaves on
the world around her.
What You’ll Hear in This Episode:
difference between culture and religion, and Wedad’s upbringing as
significance in Wedad’s decision to wear the hijab and to keep it
on despite teasing from her classmates.
it was like living through September 11, and the ways it taught her
to be patient and empathetic during times of judgment and
character traits that are to be embodied out in the world when
wearing the hijab.
led Wedad into fashion and her very own self created and designed
fashion show featuring affordable evening wear.
her fashion line Afflatus Hijab has evolved over the years,
including hijabs and a more diverse array of clothing.
Wedad finds her inspiration, and what she does with the images to
make her dreams come to life.
- Wedad’s experience at New York Fashion Week,
and the results that rippled from her hard work.
Wedad knew her community was ready to receive the story of mental
health struggles, and the growth she experienced by sharing
resources with those that needed them.
values of education and hard work that her mother instilled in her,
that she proudly demonstrates every day of her life.
just don’t like when people tell me what to do, especially for a
reason that is not good enough.”
- “People don’t understand sometimes, and you
just have to educate them.”
went to Google and searched for hipster business
humble, empathetic and remember where you come from.”
- “Women can run the world if we believed in
ourselves just a little bit more.”
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