Farahnash Soekhlal is twenty-five years old and was born and raised in Vlissingen, Zeeland.
‘Farah’ is an Arabic word and translates into ‘happiness’ and ‘joy’, adequate words to describe her. She moved from the oceanside to the fast-paced Rotterdam and the past seven years she has been living together with her mother and grandmother. Regardless of her environment, Farah has seen a lot of injustice and women in disadvantaged positions.
From her migrant family, whom she couldn’t support as much as she wanted to as a child, to many other women who are struggling for a seat at the table. This is the main reason she decided to join She Matters. Farah believes every voice has the right to be heard, every person has the right to be seen, and every woman should have the opportunity to cultivate her potential. After she met Christina Moreno, a connection sparked between them and Farah knew she had to contribute in the ways that she can. Some things can be as simple as walking up to someone and asking: ‘How can I help you with your mission?’
Currently, she is studying for a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology, a field that taught her a lot about life and on building your own table instead of trying to fit into others’ constructions of how life is supposed to be lived. Her interests within anthropology include colonialism, diaspora, ecology, gender and politics. By arming herself with knowledge and experience, Farah hopes to make a change in the world.