Amira in her own words:
“My name is Amira I’m 28 years old and I’m from Bolton. I’m a Muslim British Indian. I currently work at a Spa retreat, and when I’m not working you’ll find me somewhere in the mountains or on an adventure. I’m the founder of The Wanderlust Women Group which is a hiking and adventure group for Muslim women. My aim is to break down the barriers and stereotypes of the niqab and to break down misconceptions of Muslim women. The niqab to me is liberating and dignifying. It gives me strength and freedom. I wear the niqab as a personal act of worship and I deeply believe it brings me closer to god.”
Amira shares more about her passion for the outdoors, why she spends time outside and how she is encouraging other Muslim women to get outdoors and try hiking.
“Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life; it’s about what you inspire others to do.”
“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”
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Who is Amira
Living in Bolton
Combing her passions for photography, videography and the outdoors
Doing community based work with other Muslim women
Being the oldest child and getting to travel a lot
Not wanting to do anything in her teenage years
Being encouraged by her mum to go hiking
Going solo travelling and backpacking after college
Getting to explore more of England
Finding her own route into the outdoors
How her mum found more people to go hiking with
Being a “good scared’ about going solo travelling
Deciding to go on a road trip around England
Planning a trip to Paris which then expanded to more of Europe
Studying art & design at university
Being questioned about her decisions
How the name for Wanderlust Women came about
Researching and answering questions about her safety
Lessons learned from being on her own
Trying to find out who she is
Needing to get out of her comfort zone
Wanderlust Women and how it came about
The benefits from joining the group
Encouraging women to sign up for new challenges and adventures
Why the outdoors is for everyone
What the niqab is and what it means to her
Advice and tips for Muslim women who want to solo hike
Finding appropriate clothing to wear to dress modestly
Food while hiking
Magical moments from the mountains
Doing the 3 Peaks Challenge in the UK
Connecting with God when outdoors
Needing a pause and spending time in nature
Wanting to do more in the outdoors
Dealing with anxiety on Ben Nevis
Bucket List Dreams
Who her Muslim role models are
Don’t let your fears get in the way
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