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Fast Girls

BY SAMYA ARIF
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Samya Arif is an internationally featured artist, illustrator and graphic designer who works in a variety of media. In her presentation she talks not just about her work and achievements, but her inspirations, as well as how she sees and portrays women in our society.

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“But, I’m not creative!”

BY TULIN KHALID-AZIM
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Tulin Khalid-Azim, an actress, theatre director, freelance artist and teacher with over 15 years of experience in theatre and production. In her presentation, she talks about following one’s heart. How one needs to block out all the naysayers and look past the hurdles. That is how one becomes a "creative".

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The Resistance in Existence

BY AMNA MAWAZ KHAN
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Amna Mawaz is a Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer, as well as a political activist. Her presentation focuses on her life as a dancer and the influence it has had on her political and social work. Her message to every woman: “Be yourself. Be amazing”

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Smash it! Disruption, Dissent & Aurat March

BY ANAM ABBAS
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Anam Abbas is a documentary Director, Cinematographer and Photographer. In her presentation she talks about her involvement with the Aurat March (Women’s March) the last two years. She talks about social work, activism, and feminism.

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Kick of Sports

BY SAMAR KHAN
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Samar Khan is an adventure athlete and mountain biker from Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Her presentation highlights the obstacles she had to overcome in order to become the first woman to bicycle to the top of Biafo Glacier and Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Pirouettes of Honey, Oceans of Tea

BY NADINE MURTAZA
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Nadine Murtaza is a primary school teacher, children's author, and proud Amma of two eccentric kids. Her presentation explores the magical world of imagination that is created when children are encouraged to learn and explore at their own pace.

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Choose to Read

BY MEHREENA KHAN
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Mehreena Khan is a writer, communications professional, and aspiring social entrepreneur. She founded The Library Project, which is a citizen’s volunteer initiative to revive public libraries and reading spaces in Islamabad and beyond. As a delightful consequence her child, who was a technology-obsessed write-off as a reader, is now a precocious bookworm whose temperament has also improved. In her presentation, she shares the recipe for it.

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I'm Every Woman

BY NATASHA HUMERA EJAZ
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Natasha Humera Ejaz is a singer, songwriter, actor, and an aspiring stand-up comic. Her presentation focuses on a very common character in our society, the Quintessential Pakistani Aunty, or QPA. She uses humor to explain how someone can identify and evade such women and what one should do to avoid becoming such a woman as well.

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Comics for a cause

BY NIGAR NAZAR
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Nigar Nazar is the first woman cartoonist of Pakistan and of the Muslim world. Her presentation focuses on the iconic character she created, Gogi. It explains how she used the medium of comics and the character of Gogi to talk about the social issues of the time and about issues faced by women.

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Impact of Sports as seen through my eyes

BY SANA MAHMUD
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Sana Mahmud is former-Captain of the Pakistan National Women’s Basketball and Football Teams. In her presentation, she talks about the misconception of sports being all about glamour and fame and fun, but really it comes packed with much more - injury, jealousy, politics, and hard work. However, she also talks about why they keep doing it - because of the friendships, the memories, and the pride.

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Not JUST a piece of cake

BY AMBER QAISER
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Amber Qaiser is the founder of Funky Bake, a luxury cake boutique. Her presentation details the highs and lows of her journey to becoming an entrepreneur. From the humble beginning of baking at home to finally open multiple outlets throughout the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

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Jazba Junoon-e-Khatoon

BY SOFIA WANCHOO MIR
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Sofia Wanchoo Mir’s presentation comments on the existing female role models in the form of Disney Princesses and female Superheroes and considers: "What would the Pakistani Disney/Superhero female be like?"

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