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Dr. Abeer Fahim has stolen so many hearts of literature lovers over the years and of course yours too. We love her just as much as you do. In fact, we love her so much we invited her for an interview.
When did you know that you wanted to become an author?
Honestly, I have always been passionate about writing and literature. In fact, at only 8 years old I had already known that I wanted to get into academia, what field I wanted, and that I wanted to write. It’s a passion I have had since I was a very young girl and I made it my purpose and goal. I chased it fearlessly and with determination and here I am.
What makes writing fulfilling to you?
Well, there is no better feeling than someone telling you how your work positively impacted them. I have had various women contact me through my social media channels and tell me how my poetry, books and other achievements have inspired them to be stronger and better. Sometimes I see quotes from my books and poetry by so many women and some women’s organisation and sometimes during very important events like International women’s day and that feeling of knowing someone was their better self because they once stumbled upon your work is one of the greatest things ever.
What motivated you to write your book “Her Seven Days In Bali”?
What motivated me was that I went on a trip to Bali in the year 2017, during my trip to Bali, I dared myself to do one thing I was afraid of every day. It was such an amazing experience for me and it made me feel stronger, free and helped me grow more. I wanted the same for other women and after the trip, I started writing it to inspire many more people to conquer their fears and discover the inner parts of themselves they often ignore and suppress when they are actually better parts. In the book, the main character, Lara, goes to Bali for seven days after her divorce. Her marriage ends when her husband tells her that he is having an affair and is no longer in love with her. In Bali, as she tries to heal and let go, she dares herself to do one thing she is afraid of every day. This particular dare was something I did myself in Bali. The book is about learning to let go without necessarily getting the “closure” we so often hope to get
What are your plans for the future?
I have so many things planned for the future. I have always been one to plan ahead and make sure I achieve whatever it is I have planned. I am currently working on a couple of book projects. One book that I am working on is titled “Stars in the Wrong Sky,” and the other is “The Glass will Always be Half Empty.” I also plan on doing virtual Author Q & A and meet-ups with my readers.
There you have it! An interview with one of the best authors of our time. Such an inspiration.