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Conversations with Naz Meknat

Today we’d like to introduce you to Naz Meknat.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I immigrated from Iran in 1997. After a few years, I decided to go to school for fashion. After I graduated from FIDM, I started working in the fashion industry and became a celebrity wardrobe Stylist. I am also a first-time author. Last month my first book, “7000 Miles to Freedom” A memoir, was released. The book is about growing up in a war-torn country, growing up under an Islamic Extremist regime, and my journey of escaping my country overnight and how I got here to United States.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It was never a smooth ride. Life is full of challenges and it wasn’t any different for me. I have endured many obstacles in my life. From leaving an abusive relationship and having to live under a government that doesn’t recognize human rights let alone women’s rights, fleeing my homeland and find my place in a foreign country, putting myself through college, and fight for where I am today as a Celebrity Stylist, advocate and a survivor, every step of the way I had to overcome many challenges.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am a wardrobe Stylist. I work with Celebrities and dress them for Red carpet, Press interviews, movie premiers, or photoshoots. I am also an author. I am most proud of my book ” 7000 Miles to Freedom” I poured my heart and soul into this book and after four years, it’s finally out for the world to read. I didn’t hold back and was completely honest and transparent sharing my past and all the troubles and tribulations in hopes that it will help and inspire others to thrive and to become a survivor and not a victim.

Is there any advice you’d like to share with our readers who might just be starting out?
Be patient, be persistent, be stubborn about your goals and dreams and be willing to do the hard work. Success doesn’t happen overnight.

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