Aneeqa Flyyn

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Website: www.the---tribe.com

Instagram: amura_london

When we celebrate who we are, we are re-writing the story of how the next generation of girls will see themselves.

Name a time recently when you said about something good about yourself / how did that make you feel?

It was quite recently…when I submitted a proposal and it was accepted. It is usually situations like these that it is important to see myself as a winner and an incredibly intelligent and tenacious woman.

Why do you think women shy away from celebrating themselves so much?

Because we were raised in a society that has pre-determined our destiny and capabilities, this is the reason that when we surpass these stereotypes we ourselves don’t think we did it. Even though we are capable and intelligent, we often think it was just a stroke of luck.

How do you overcome the tendency to discredit compliments you are given?

It took a long time, but I have learnt to accept them with an attitude of gratitude. Society has enough arrogant people and gratitude keeps me sane:-)