Drawing strength from love!
Growing up in regions that are renowned for violent conflicts and discrimination may cause emotional and psychological trauma. However some people draw strength to do good from that situation.
The Middle East conflict has witnessed violent acts perpetrated upon innocent citizens. Arda Aghazarian is one of the children who grew up in this region that is also full of restrictions on girls. Arda chose to live in freedom and pursued a career in communications, graduating with a B.A degree in English Language and Literature.
She has undertaken various courses, mostly media-related.
Arda once worked for a radio station that was promoting peace in the region but the station went through some political and financial challenges before it shut down. Since then she has been doing some part-time and freelance work.
Arda is a good listener whom a lot of people find easy to open up to and trust but she also experiences some bouts of anger against perpetrators of injustices in the world.
"Sometimes I find it difficult to take the world light-heartedly and with a sense of ease and peace. It is challenging to find that peace and quiet again, but I constantly strive to get there despite the loud, distracting noise," she says.
Arda feels that women should follow their inner voice rather than be swayed by the public expectation.
Arda (28) is an Armenian. She has realized that her path is connected with MEANING, a path that involves expressing, questioning and connecting.
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