2019 presented me with the opportunity to represent myself as an Australian Afghan Muslim woman on a global stage -Miss World Australia. Whilst, at the end of my Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education, I found myself given the opportunity to use my voice and my presence as a Muslim female to help change the narrative.
Many of us at times, have been unfairly categorised and given little credit for our efforts, mostly because we are the silent achievers. Becoming a role model helped me break that silence. I was able to positively inspire and empower girls of different cultures, religions and nationalities through that national platform. I was also able to help Muslim women develop a strong sense of self and have the confidence to be nothing but themselves, no matter what environment they are in.