Taslim
Jaffer

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Taslim is a founder and editor of Her Story, a platform for Canadian women to share their stories of living with social injustice. Through the blog, podcast and quarterly magazine, Canadian women will learn about the social issues of their society while also be inspired to make a positive difference.

Taslim also brings together the worlds of creativity and social change on her blog Let ME Out!! She is driven by her belief that we are all capable of contributing to solutions that will better the lives of our families and communities.

Teaching adult expressive writing classes is a favourite part of her week, and reading her poetry around venues in Vancouver is an occasional but great joy.  Her recent publication is a self-discovery workbook, What If...? 52 Questions Designed for an Entire Year of Self-Discovery, and she is the creator of inspirational, pay-it-forward Make-A-Wave cards.

You can find Taslim happily plunking away on her keyboard at her favourite hangout - home - where she shares this adventure with her husband and three children. 

About my kids: 
My daughter is 9 years old and brimming over with empathy. She loves puppy dogs, dancing and acting all sassy. My son is 6 years old and loves physical play. Give him a ball and he is happy to throw it, kick it, bounce it and yes, even chase it. He has a kind heart but does love to tease his two sisters In fact, that is probably his favourite pastime. My baby girl is 2 and is quite a riot. With a big mop of crazy hair, she is always turning heads - which she loves to do.
Parenting is...: 
proving to be the greatest blessing but also the scariest endeavour I have embarked on. I had no idea I had this capacity to love so much AND worry so much! I wouldn't change any of it - tears and all - and feel blessed to be given this life.
We know you don't have a lot, but when you do, what do you like to do in your spare time?: 
Entering writing contests, reading novels, and dreaming of ways to keep growing as a writer.
When are you at your yummiest?: 
I am at my yummiest when I have an inspiring project underfoot, when I am totally aligned with something heart and soul. Bonus yumminess is when I get to share my vision and energy with a crowd on stage, online, or through my writing. Bonus BONUS yumminess is when my kids are involved in the project to any kind of degree. Or at least, let me get my work done. If I'm wearing something flattering, adorned with simple but elegant jewelry and having a great make-up/hair day...yum!
If someone wrote a biography about you, what would be the title?: 
She Was Nothing If Not a Dreamer
What's currently in your purse?: 
My wallet, vegan lipstick, vegan chapstick, pair of black gloves, 4 pens, a packet of Sesame Snaps, and my business cards.
What superhero power would you like to have?: 
The ability to zero in on my children from anywhere and make sure they are ok.
If we gave you an elephant, where would you hide it?: 
Under a blanket - probably a pink one
Twitter Handle: 
@taslimjaffer