I was born and brought up in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am currently 28 years old and decided to switch my career again at this age. I studied Architecture in Sydney, Australia and decided to move back to the motherland a few years back.
As a child, I was conflicted between the languages I would choose to speak fluently. My father, a freedom fighter, wanted me to speak Bangla and despised anything related to Pakistan. My mother, who had only moved to Bangladesh as an adult- during the liberation war, wanted me to learn Urdu and Punjabi to enjoy the culture and poetics of the land she once called home.
To save myself, I thought English would be the diplomatic language to speak and it gave me a sense of accepting every culture I came across and learning more about them. My parents conflicting thoughts always made me more curious to explore other cultures, they were also very supportive and open to learning which helped me explore so many countries and creative areas.
I initially wanted to study fine arts but I switched to landscape architecture before I finished my degree in architecture. Then I moved on to baking which I had never gotten professional training for, now I juggle practising architecture, baking, creating content, modelling & being a social activist. I know it’s a handful but I believe I have a purpose and the opportunity to explore all the avenues that have opened up for me in the last few years.