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Pride and Empowerment

Q & A with Influencer and Tik Toker, Omar Ahmed

Ohmar Ahmed
Ohmar Ahmed
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Can you tell us about yourself and your social media journey?

I was born and raised in the U.K. and have spent the last seven years living in Australia, Germany, and, most recently, Canada. I grew up not really seeing much queer or South Asian representation in any form of media, so documenting my life on the internet has always been a love letter to my younger self. I started my social media journey by documenting my travels, sharing my photography, and showcasing queer joy! It slowly began to take off when I started exploring my gender identity, and in a way, it helped me discover this version of myself that I had repressed for such a long time. Realizing that I’m non-binary, sharing this aspect of my life, and connecting with others like me has been possible from the power of social media, and I think that’s beautiful.

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What do you hope viewers take away from your content?

Creating content with Matt has been so much fun for many reasons, but the main one is that we get to showcase a healthy queer relationship online and hopefully inspire and connect with others. 

I hope that people watching our content who grew up in strict religious households — like Matt and I — realize that being open and authentically yourself, with a life full of love and happiness, is for everyone — no matter what you look like or where you’re from.

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What advice would you give someone struggling to share their authentic self? 

Try not to put too much pressure on yourself or focus on labels and what other people think of you. There’s no timeline except your own. You get to choose your own path, who you share your true self with, and when you want to do that. So go at your own pace, and things will fall into place.

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