Welcome to Meandering Conversations with Anamika, an interaction by The Brand Tribe, a marketing tabloid curating ideas, inspirations, and insights. The meandering conversation is the podcast with the change-makers, influencers, and entrepreneurs of the region.
We have been joined by Zainab Al Eqabi, a Motivational Speaker & Para-Athlete. She is one of the most influential influencers in the region. She has overcome personal challenges and continuously works on spreading the message of body positivity and self-acceptance.
Self-love is the journey within us where we should keep working on the relationships with ourselves. It's like a day-to-day job.
She is also part of the Body Shop Self-love campaign, intending to spread positivity, self-love self-esteem, and importantly, the link between personal wellbeing and collective wellbeing.
When being asked about her traumatic experience of losing her left leg at age seven in a bomb explosion in Baghdad, she said that her mother has been a great supporter, and it was difficult for her to accept herself and she always made those extra efforts to live her dreams. There is still a stigma attached to people with disabilities but you need to accept yourself and move on.
She says- We live only once, and we need to explore it, enjoy it and not let anything stop us.
From Scuba diving to showing her performance in Dubai Fitness Month, she never let circumstances affect her capabilities.
Listen to the podcast to retrace her journey and how she kept herself so motivated and positive during difficult times.