POST TIME: 16 September, 2019 08:49:01 AM
Celebrating beauty and self-love with Nabela Noor
UNB, Dhaka

Celebrating beauty and self-love with Nabela Noor

Bangladeshi-American Youtuber Nabela Noor speaks at the event

A one-of-a-kind meet and greet event held in the capital on Saturday with popular Bangladeshi-American Youtuber Nabela Noor turned into a celebration of positivity.

The beauty activist, who has been challenging beauty standards, urged everyone to have more confidence in themselves.

“I want everyone to feel beautiful in their skin. I’m challenging the mindset that you have to be one size to be beautiful,” she said at the event organised by Emerald Events at Hotel Lakeshore.

The event, celebrating beauty, confidence and self-love, drew a large crowd, mostly fans and admirers of Nabela and also industry influencers. It was dubbed a “homecoming” event for Nabela who said she was “really excited to be here” after a decade.

She has 7,25,000 subscribers on YouTube and 1.2 million followers on Instagram. She is also the founder and CEO of Zeba, a lifestyle and clothing brand named after her mother. “It’s a movement, first and foremost,” she clarified, which changes the way people talk about sizes.

Zeba, such as, ditches traditional words for describing clothing sizes and instead uses terms such ‘passionate’, ‘brave’, ‘inspiring’, ‘fearless’, ‘radiant’, ‘powerful’, ‘loved’ and ‘independent’.

 “It’s amazing to know yourself as more than your size. Zeba is empowering people to rethink how we think about ourselves,” she said.

“Beauty is being kind, and warm and lovable and welcoming. Intelligence is beautiful,” she told the audience comprising women and girls of all ages. “Eyes are beauty and how someone carries themselves is also beautiful.”

Talking about Zeba, she said it is a movement, first and foremost, and a lifestyle and clothing brand named after her mother.