Aisha: 29, mother of two, director of Freed Education CO, Founder of Voices of Muslim Women, Instructor of Digital Storytelling at Kwantlen Polytechinic University.
Aisha told me that she wants to be perceived as a “a bold strong creative community leader and educator with great vision.” To say she is involved in the community is an understatement. She’s the person who knows everyone and affects them all in a positive way, and her favorite pastime is meeting new people for coffee. It’s the way she brings unity within the community. She also uses her position at the University to benefit the community, telling me “Being native to Surrey, BC. Kwantlen Polytechinic University is a key stakeholder in this community. The students and coworkers I've met at KPU since 2010 symbolize how a small group of dedicated people can elevate the community with their passion, energy, and intellect. It's a site for social change and innovation in the community, where thought meets action.” Although she is passionate about education, what’s most important to her is honesty. She teaches with the philosophy of care over content. When I asked Aisha what’s one thing that she knows for sure, she responded, “Life keeps changing on me, it’s changed enough times for me to know that you can always keep learning.”
What makes you laugh so much it hurts?
Anything with Mindy Kaling.
What is your favourite quality about yourself?
What is a fun fact about you that you haven’t told me yet?
I wrote a children's storybook.