22 Nov 2021
What an amazing conversation of positivity, mindset and resilience you’re about to hear today.
Myra Ali is a freelance celebrity and lifestyle journalist, and BBC Guest Editor with bylines in British GQ, BBC, Marie-Claire, and the New York Post. She Interviews A listers such as Tom Holland, Riz Ahmed, Samuel L Jackson, Jake Gyllennhaal, Timothy Chalamet to name a few.
Myra’s story, however, is much deeper than the glossy magazines she writes for and the red carpet events she attends. Myra was born with the rare condition of ‘butterfly skin’ , epidermolysis bullosa. An extremely rare, life-threatening skin condition that causes her body to blister and tear, and as a result of surgeries has left her with physical disability too.
Growing up with such a severe and disfiguring condition had a significant impact on her self confidence, ability to make friends as well as choose a career suited to her abilities and ambitions. But undeterred by her limitations, her incredible mindset has been key to breaking barriers and stereotypes and has landed her into the career of her dreams.
She has been open in her writing about living with her disability, and the way in which disabled women of colour can be too easily left out of the conversation. I’m delighted to showcase her incredible story with you and I hope that after hearing about her perspective on how impactful the practice of ‘Gratitude’ has been for her, you’ll also undertake a daily gratitude practice.
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Check her out @myraaliedit
I listened back to this conversation in full and I just had the biggest smile on my face. Myra is such a rockstar and I hope her story and importantly her energy really inspires you.
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What an absolute pleasure to chat with Myra on the podcast today - such an inspirational story and so much I think we can all take away from todays conversation.
Ive added some links below from our conversation and also links to some of the great celebrity interviews too.
Jamie Foxx and Michael B Jordan Interview
Samuel L Jackson and Jake Gyllenhaal
Tom Holland Interview
Myra Ali is a freelance celebrity and lifestyle journalist, and BBC Guest Editor with bylines in British GQ, BBC, Marie-Claire, and the New York Post. She Interviews A list actors and supermodels Tom Holland, Riz Ahmed, Samuel L Jackson, Jake Gyllennhaal, Timothy Chalamet to name a few Born with the rare condition of butterfly skin (epidermolysis bullosa)—a life-threatening skin condition that causes her body to blister and tear—she has been open in her writing about living with her disability, and the way in which disabled women of colour can be too easily left out of the conversation. She was a panelist at the University of Cambridge women in journalism event to discuss disability in media. She was also Woman of The year Runner -up at the English Women’s awards 2019.