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@the.sisters.project - The Sisters Project | “My dad is a mechanical engineer, but he had to work as a pizza delivery man during his first years in Canada. My mom is a doctor, but she had to work as a cashier in Tim Hortons. My parents worked so hard to build a life for me and my siblings here; that’s put a lot of pressure on my siblings and myself to succeed and make our parents proud. I’ve been writing diary entries since I was in grade six; I have a decade worth of journals. In the diaries, I always reminded myself of my goal of making my parents proud. I would come home exhausted from school and clean the entire house for my mom. I would shovel the snow outside with my brothers and dad. Being Pakistani, the importance of family is greatly emphasized. There’s no such thing as “family life” in Pakistani culture; your family is your life.”
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Hafsah is 19, a nursing student at the University of Calgary, a social media ambassador for her school, a behavioural aide for a child with autism, and a henna artist. She also volunteers as a photojournalist with “Humans of UCalgary” (inspired by Humans of New York.) She told me “there is an intrinsic need for humans to feel valued and empowered, especially as part of a community, and that’s what I aim to do with the work I do.” When she is not doing all of the above, she loves finding herself alone in a park, watching the birds fly by and the people walk past. It’s the simple things that make her the happiest. When I asked Hafsah what her proudest achievement is she told me, “running for Vice President in high school. I struggled with insecurity for years as a South Asian Muslim. I hid my brown-stained skin, my lunch that smelled like curry, and my arms that were hairer than my peers. I went from hiding my face in hallways to having it plastered on posters in the hallways. This was the first time I truly I felt confident in my identity. It was my first step in presenting myself to the world, in a sense.”
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“my dad is a mechanical engineer, but he had to work as a pizza delivery man during his first years in canada. my mom is a doctor, but she had to work as a cashier in tim hortons. my parents worked so hard to build a life for me and my siblings here; that’s put a lot of pressure on my siblings and myself to succeed and make our parents proud. i’ve been writing diary entries since i was in grade six; i have a decade worth of journals. in the diaries, i always reminded myself of my goal of making my parents proud. i would come home exhausted from school and clean the entire house for my mom. i would shovel the snow outside with my brothers and dad. being pakistani, the importance of family is greatly emphasized. there’s no such thing as “family life” in pakistani culture; your family is your life.”
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hafsah is 19, a nursing student at the university of calgary, a social media ambassador for her school, a behavioural aide for a child with autism, and a henna artist. she also volunteers as a photojournalist with “humans of ucalgary” (inspired by humans of new york.) she told me “there is an intrinsic need for humans to feel valued and empowered, especially as part of a community, and that’s what i aim to do with the work i do.” when she is not doing all of the above, she loves finding herself alone in a park, watching the birds fly by and the people walk past. it’s the simple things that make her the happiest. when i asked hafsah what her proudest achievement is she told me, “running for vice president in high school. i struggled with insecurity for years as a south asian muslim. i hid my brown-stained skin, my lunch that smelled like curry, and my arms that were hairer than my peers. i went from hiding my face in hallways to having it plastered on posters in the hallways. this was the first time i truly i felt confident in my identity. it was my first step in presenting myself to the world, in a sense.”
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culturedquestions
@culturedquestions I’m going through very similar to what your parents went through! great to read about how you’re combining your passions in what you do ma 😄 good reminder about the detachment from results.
allisonyoussef
@allisonyoussef I love @_hafsah ‘s vulnerability and alia, this shot is gorgeous 💛
dreamerinstars
@dreamerinstars @_hafsah 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩q u e e b
ashharkq
@ashharkq Being a metallurgical engineer, i can relate.
creative__home
@creative__home I am sure your parents are so proud of you... 💖💖💖
tingting_yan
@tingting_yan @_hafsah our inspiration!!! 💕
k.bhanji
@k.bhanji @_hafsah this is amazing!!
h4diqa
@h4diqa Love this so much @_hafsah
wajeehahassan_
@wajeehahassan_ @_hafsah for president 🙌
rashasyeda
@rashasyeda My girl you are such a proud of our family.. love you much 😘😘😘 @_hafsah ❤ i wish i could hug you tightly 🤗
filzahm21
@filzahm21 @_hafsah you are amazing, i love this ❤️
hajer_bm
@hajer_bm @_hafsah a great inspiration mashalah proud of you hafso 😘😘 you are amazing!! i am always amazed by you and your efforts to excel in whatever you do !! ❤️❤️❤️
fizzaowais
@fizzaowais Omg hafsa so proud of you! ❤❤❤
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@ben.cooperj @_hafsah you really are awesome
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@iamkaisarmir May god bless u with all of his blessings @_hafsah
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