Rania Rashid

Rania Rashid

Speaker Bio:

My name is Rania, I am a first-generation Arab-American Muslim. I am a pharmacist who graduated from the University of Florida, a novice writer, and last but not least, a mother to three children.

Presentation Title: Why do I feel empty, and how does this relate to my identity?

Description of presentation that we can use for promoting event:

My name is Rania, I am a first-generation Arab-American Muslim. Immigrating to the USA at the age of five was the best thing that could have happened to me professionally, however, I never felt whole. Something was always missing. I am forty-one years old and have just begun to understand the source of the emptiness many first-generation immigrants, especially women, feel. It’s experiencing conflicting identities within ourselves that leave us lost and broken. Trying to submerge ourselves into a new culture while remaining true to our original one is an impossible task, amplified by expectations of perfection from family and a profound duty to please others even at the expense of oneself. Pleasing everyone becomes the priority. And neglecting yourself is the result. The search for happiness in all of this chaos, when identity is in question, breeds a cycle of displeasure, inadequacy, emptiness, and most of all, dishonestly with ourselves.

How did you hear about this speaker opportunity, or did someone refer you? Google

Chapters you can speak at: Belleville, Illinois, Edwardsville, Illinois, Houston, Texas, North Houston, Texas, O’Fallon, Illinois, Webster Groves, Missouri (St. Louis), West County, Missouri (St. Louis), Virtual EmPower Hour

I’m interested in speaking at: Virtual Event, In Person Event, Training/Workshop, Webinar, Conference

Presenting Experience:

Presenting in Pharmacy school and corporate meetings at Walgreens.

Other topics to present:

– Why are women plagued with guilt and how to fight against it.
– What kind of example do we, as women, want to set for our daughters?
– Cultural double standards between men and women, especially in non-western countries, and how to assimilate in a Western world.
– Do I deserve to be fulfilled? What does that look like? Will it make me selfish?
– Mental health- personal experience of how all these plaguing questions of yourself can negatively impact your view of life. Having unrealistic goals and an inauthentic view of the world can lead to spiraling depression.

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Rania Rashid

Email: rxrania@yahoo.com

Phone Number: 727-656-6205

Title and Business: Doctor, Pharmacist/Writer

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rania-rashid-a0164a98/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rania82/

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