#28 – Unfiltered with Hira Hyder

An in-depth discussion with Hira Hyder, 26 year old Journalist and Life Coach based in Toronto Canada. Hira writes for 5 online lifestyle publications and is also a broadcast journalist for HUM TV Canada. She became especially well-known after her Twitter format of rapid-fire interviews, called “Hira Hyder 7Qs”, went viral with responses from celebrities like Ali Zafar, Mahira Khan, Ahad Raza Mir, etc.

In this episode Hira gives us a brief introduction to her life journey and how she got to where she is today, along with some motivational tips. Hira also discusses several other topics with her perspective, including depression and anxiety, inequities in Muslim countries today, challenges of growing up abroad while maintaining cultural and religious roots, stories around her interactions with various celebrities including Atif Aslam, and her views on feminism as well as the Aurat March 2019.

Timestamps of Conversation:
1:00 – Introduction
3:26 – What brought you back to Canada?
10:45 – How did you get to where you are?
18:52 – Insight into Celebrity Culture
28:30 – Depression & Mental Illness
37:50 – Your connection with Pakistan and Pakistani Culture while living abroad
46:17 – Challenges as a Woman and Opinions on #AuratMarch

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