I always thought I understood what it meant when people said “representation matters,” but I really didn’t know what I was missing until I challenged myself to put together a list of successful female influencers from the Middle East.
What I found was a group of brilliant young women who work and inspire a whole new world. Having someone who looks like you to look up to (or culling inspiration from someone who looks like you but lives a completely different reality) can be incredibly impactful. This roster of Instagram influencers is like seeing 20 versions of me and realizing what people like me are able to achieve.