“The older I get the less I know anything is for sure”
Wedad is 29 and owns and designs her own clothing line, Afflatus Hijab, based out of Edmonton, AB. Her biggest hope is for her business to be seen and worn widely and be as successful as possible. One moment that exemplifies this goal was when she showcased her line at Maarkah New York Fashion Week. It was her proudest moment because “it was something that was completely out of my comfort zone, it totally scared me to do it. But I did it and was able to accomplish a long-life goal.” When she is not dedicated to growing her business, she is very family oriented, noting that she loves simply hanging out with her family, husband, and friends. When I asked Wedad what’s most important to her she told me, “to treat people with respect.” She continued to say, “often times when people start doing good in their business or start receiving attention they become self-absorbed and lose the humbleness. My goal for my life is to just treat people with respect and to never think you are better than anyone else.”
What is a fun fact about you that you haven’t told me yet?
“I took a quick trip to Vancouver and decided to spontaneously go skydiving. I ended up jumping out of the plane at 10,000 feet. It was such a crazy, thrill seeking experience.”
What is something that inspires or motivates you?
“My mother is someone who has been inspiring since I was a kid. She is strong and a force to be reckoned with. She is the one who motivates me to be better and to work harder. “