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Hafsa Issa-Salwe

Hafsa is a marketer in the beauty industry, having worked with some of the world’s most renowned brands. Passionate about all things self-care, health and wellness, Hafsa is the host of the Mind Pretty Soul podcast and one half of Dish Your Herbs, sharing recipes fusing herbal traditions with everyday cooking.

Creating As I Am: How My Identity Has Shaped My Content

This is the fourth instalment of SevenSixVoices, a series where, throughout April, members of our Influencer Network give their take on inclusivity within the influencer marketing industry.

The writer Anaïs Nin once said, “we don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are”. Unpacking this statement, the way in which we make sense of life and the world is often influenced by who we are, and who we are is an amalgamation of various factors including our life experiences, values and cultures. As a black Muslim woman, particularly a Somali woman, I’m afforded a unique lens through which I see and process practically everything, and this naturally informs the content I create.

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