Female entrepreneurship is vital for our future. Collectively we can make a change by closing the gap between men and women in the workforce.
Entrepreneurs are those adventurous, daredevils who drive deep into the pressing problems of society and try to find solutions to them, not by leaving the responsibilities in the reins of the government or business, but by trying to change systems as a whole and persuading societies to take new initiatives.
Jammu and Kashmir with its scenic beauty of the valleys, sizzling climate and apart being a tourist paradise is also a haven for business.
A new era has emerged for women entrepreneurship in Kashmir with Women Entrepreneurs being capable of achieving great heights in every field.
Likewise Muslim Women Entrepreneurs have gradually made their mark in their business profession. They are proving nothing less in the business field as Women Entrepreneurs.
Notably the Union Territory is identifying & empowering Women Entrepreneurs that includes Muslim Women Entrepreneurs as role models.
There is no field- political, social or economic in which the women of Jammu and Kashmir haven’t earned accolades and prestige. Infact, the social status of women in the society of Jammu and Kashmir is very much better than other parts of the country.
In our Entrepreneur series today we are introducing you a very dynamic and popular Entrepreneur of Jammu who is known for her remarkable and outstanding performance in the field of Art who always believes in Women Empowerment. Yes we are talking about Mobeen Sayeed, she share her Entrepreneurial journey with Hello Mumbainews.com Correspondent Priyanka Yadav.
Startup Name : An Artist Meraki by Mobeen
Founder : Mobeen Sayeed
Brand Category : Art and Culture
Area of Operation : Jammu
Find her on Social Media : https://instagram.com/_an_artist_meraki_?r=nametag
Mobeen Sayeed, the founder of art page “@an_artist_meraki by mobeen “
I was born in Jammu city, as a child I was a very shy child but always had inclination towards nature, adventure. Rightly so, because I was introduced to road trips from the very young age. I still remember my mom making me and my brother gaze at the clouds and asked me what the shape of that cloud looked like?
I did my schooling from Presentation Convent Senior secondary school, Gandhinagar, Jammu.
My school days were full of ups and downs, usually ups in my secondary classes. I had very supportive friends and parents. Currently I am pursuing my B.Ed in special Education from MIER college, Jammu as well, sitting idle is not my cup of tea and women should be aware of the possibilities or vulnerabilities of life.
I recall a time, when I painted a tree in a certain way during my art class, for which I was mocked and laughed at, that was the last time I ever painted with happiness. I thought I am not good enough at Art / drawing. I stopped painting instantly.
After years one of my teacher appreciated my drawing and the way I presented my practical files, that worked great in terms of the confidence, self worth and belief I regained in my life. Which is why I personally, believe a child should be corrected in a certain way rather than mocking her or insulting her in presence of others.
I did my college from Govt. College for women, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. The confidence that I gained from that single appreciation of my school teacher definitely made me trust my work . I did my B.Sc Home Science with a gold medal. Alhamdulillah. I was shocked yet thrilled to have achieved my lifelong dream of being a topper, for which I would like to thank all my teachers, parents and friends. There on, I continued with my Masters in Political Science from Jammu University, the university phase had put me in a very dry phase. For a person who would dream art and art ideas, this subject brought saturation point for me. I felt unproductive, less energy but I had to qualify this degree any how; so i continued, for many years I didn’t even touch any canvas.
In 2016, I was married to a wonderful man and in 2017, I had the pleasure of exploring my artistic side, but with pregnancy and the responsibilities of a child on me I almost forgot about my art or maybe I gave it up for the sake of my child. There were many people who would come to me and ask me to start the page and sell the art. I took their suggestions and thanked Allah for blessing me with such appreciation. But, I was too nervous and doubtful to start a page.
When I was young, I always wanted to be independent with my self sufficiency, rather financially or emotionally. This craving for independence and the radical feminist ideology that I hold made me start this page. At first it was just an art page, I had no one to support me in this page. I started this page with all my insecurities, fear and anxiety. I was exploring my imagination and creativity, soon my friends and followers started inquiring about my work and asking me if they were up for sale. I was at first uncomfortable with selling off my art pieces, because every piece that I made has lots of love, time, efforts and most important my vision in it.
Then, I thought to myself, why not spread the love of art ? Why not start selling art pieces for serving the needy? I am a mixed medium artist, I do doodles, acrylic, calligraphy, canvas, abstract, gauche, texture canvases . I am currently big fan of Resin artworks. All thanks to my mom and my husband who has let me to explore this side of mine. I hope they continue to support me.
My suggestion to everyone out there is never give up on your dreams, I know you hear this a lot but trust me your “peace of mind “should be a priority, don’t sit idle, do the needful to make yourself happy. No one will ever push you to that extend as most of us expect. So give up on that hard to go expectations. “Art is inevitable “. I have still so much to do and I am just at the first page of my ambitious checklist.
I started this page with a hope to keep my obsession towards Art alive, I know I am an inspiration to many out there and this is a huge blessing, to be able to do something for someone is the best thing anyone could experience and I thank each one of you for your support, love, motivation and appreciation.
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