Azza Al Mughairy is the perfect example of what I consider a role model. Someone who prepares for what she wants and takes it, being responsible with every word she says, understanding the importance and weight of her presence and actions.
She uses her voice to speak about many things; one of them is deconstructing the idea of women not being seen in the media. She is not another voice, she is the voice.
I am a confessed fan of her IGTV videos. There she tells it like it is, as a mom, as a journalist, and as a wife. And that is exactly what we talked about in this exclusive interview for Dubai Fashion News.
The beginnings of Azza Al Mughairy
How did you discover you were talented enough to be in the media?
It all started when I was in the banking field 10 years ago or more. Somehow I ended up being in the Human Resources department. There I was introduced to the Training department where I started giving training to employees and was asked to start doing public speaking on the side. That is when I realized I have a thing for speaking and I kept growing it with a lot of freelance jobs on the side until I landed as a TV reporter and radio presenter role in the government media.
Did you have a role model that inspired you to be in the media?
Oprah Winfrey! Being able to bench to something that I stand for without using your body or beauty but persevering and having a passion and a goal.
I´ve heard recently in a podcast you said you were kind of fed up with the word “empowerment”. Is it due to the overuse or for another reason?
Yes, overuse and misuse. Honestly, I see a lot of women who use that term and don’t implement it. Why would you talk about empowerment if you don’t do it or practice it?
The wonders of being a woman
Women are demanded to do everything: partners, mothers, chefs, professionals in the office and more. How do you juggle all of that?
I just do and to be honest, sometimes I just remember that I am human and it’s okay not to perfect at all the roles all the time. We, women, especially mothers can be and do whatever it takes… if we want. The key is don’t let people make you feel you have to be and do all. Do it if you want. If not, then don’t.
You have been doing a series of amazing and very popular videos for your IGTV. Talking about couples, self-esteem, body positivity and more. How you came up with this idea? Are you planning something else with the platform you built?
It all started when I was going through my divorce. Honestly, I wanted to talk and express myself. I had an online radio station show where I was talking about these topics. It was just amazing the number of people who connected with me. I was in awe. So that’s what inspired me to continue.
“Keep it real with Azza” is your radio show, When will it be back?
It started five years go and stopped when we shut down the application. But I promise I will be back soon and in the meantime, I am still doing it on IGTV.
Are you reading any book? If so, which one?
Yes, I am reading “Why do women love too much”. It is amazing and it represents just what I stand for in life. The book explains why women do things in the name of love that is sad sometimes. It helps me with topics and understanding about how we women tend to operate.😊
Recently you´ve shared all the difficulties you went through delivering your daughter Maria. How did you embrace your new body? What could you say to new mommies or moms to be in order to love themselves more?
Sadly you have to go through the process and it does get better, but it is a phase to overcome. Sadly nothing I can say will help. Only maybe to reassure you that it gets better with time.
Dealing with too many responsibilities seems to be the command number one of every woman on Earth. What are your thoughts on this?
Everyone has responsibilities. All different from one another. Looking at it this way may help you look at things differently. I don’t see it as a problem or a forced thing. It is what it is.
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