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Episode 54: Woman Disrupted featuring Sofia Husnain
By the time Sofia Husnain moved to America at age 11 she’d already been through more than most children her age. She was born in Pakistan and raised by a single mother in a male-dominant society, and because women were not treated as equals, Sofia’s mom had to work hard to keep them safe. They lived most of their life in extreme poverty and fear and Sofia and her sister had no male influence which impacted their relationships as they grew older.
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Although life in the US was easier in many ways, Sofia hit her first rock-bottom at the age of 20 when she was diagnosed with an incurable autoimmune disease. Her second rock-bottom came just two years later when her father with whom she’d had limited contact told her that she was not his daughter. After years of searching for herself and being wrapped up in the wrong crowd, Sofia decided to alter her trajectory and opted for an arranged marriage to a man who represented the tradition and comfort she was missing.
In September 2020 she launched the platform Woman Disrupted to support women who have been shaken to the core by adversity and abuse but despite their challenges, have survived. In this episode Sofia shares her story and her vision for helping women who have been hurt change their lives.
Sofia’s story began in the arms of a single mother in a country thousands of miles away where women are anything but equal partners in a male dominant society. At the age of 11, she moved to the United States with her family to find her American dream which also came at a difficult price. From abandonment by her father, living with a chronic lifelong illness to learning to find, accept and love her true identity, Sofia’s story is about self-discovery through the shadows of our past and the rebirthing that we experience through traumatic and extremely difficult challenges we face that forever change us. Sofia is a Registered Nurse, author, speaker, owner of an online wellness business and founder of Woman Disrupted.