Adult event
Motherhood – The Joy, Struggle & Taboos: Hala Kazim & Pragya Agarwal

Motherhood – The Joy, Struggle & Taboos: Hala Kazim & Pragya Agarwal

Date/Time: Saturday 12 February 2022 12:00-13:00

Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 1, Hilton, Al Habtoor City

Language: English

Session No. 85 

Society continues to define women in terms of those who are mothers and those who aren’t or can’t be. Motherhood is frequently associated with sacrifice, selflessness, and unconditional love, but is this all that it entails? In a session full of passion, the speakers will discuss the various aspects of motherhood, particularly the stereotypes and struggles that women face today regarding motherhood.

Hala Kazim is a counsellor, artist, author and founder of Journey Through Change, a positive transformation program. Hala studied counselling and coaching in City University, London, UK, and has also received her certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming – Coach and Practitioner from the American Board NLP, London UK.

Dr Pragya Agarwal is a behavioural and data scientist. she is the author of Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias and Wish We Knew What to Say: Talking with Children about Race. Sway was picked as a ‘best science book of 2020’, Guardian Book of the Week and was shortlisted for the Transmission Prize.

Simultaneous Translation is available for this session. Festival attendees can access simultaneous translation via a QR code shared on-site by using their own personal headphones and smartphone.

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