“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
Life is a colourful and amazing experience. We like to live in constant momentum, moving towards betterment. But sometimes, our natural instinct to latch on to safety and certainty gets the better of us: it pulls us down to a quiet space where we wish for our own selves, people, events―and even moments―to stay as they are for as long as we wish them to be.
Change is neither bad nor good. How we cope with change independent of our doing is up to us. In the same vein, how and why we choose to change can take us either to the path of progress or to a pool of stagnation. One thing that we think is very clear: we are looking for changes, for answers. And we all want the world to be a better place to live in for ourselves and our children.
Together, let’s change for a better world, for a better us. As always, we at Out and About Magazine aim to inspire and encourage for a change that we want to see in ourselves and in the world.
Features and Highlights
Wardrobe Essentials Worth Your Investment comprise clothing and accessories that every streetsmart man or woman should definitely have in their fashion stash. Find more about these must-haves that can be worn in almost any trend in our Fashion feature.
Rachita Gemtu, influencer and creator of the raving Dramamama lashes, talks with us in our Beauty feature and we love her tips and tricks to keeping her beauty glow all day. Rachita, also a stunning mother of a beautiful baby girl, shares with us her story of success and the challenges of being a busy mum.
Stuck with dark circles and eye bags? Take notes on The Best Routines for Getting Rid of Dark Circles and Under-Eye Bags, also in our Beauty section.
Back in 2018, the Arab Fashion Week trended No. 1 on Twitter all over the world. Yugen PR, a rising PR firm based in Dubai, made it possible to have the first Filipina stride the Arab catwalk. Behind the company’s success is the impactful Josh Yugen, a multi-awarded Filipino writer, self-made entrepreneur and brand influencer who graces the cover of this issue. Find out more about Josh and his inspiring story of success in an exclusive interview in our Behind the Brand feature.
Taking Lessons from ‘a voice for women’s development and leadership’, we learn from Mariam Farag that success is all about ‘changing people’s lives, inspiring someone to make a change in their life’. Mariam is the Founding Head of Corporate Affairs in Brand Protection and Social Impact of MBC, and she has also worked with humanitarian causes, lifting people up throughout her journey.
In celebration of the Black History Month in the UK, we bring you A Rising Movement aiming to drive equitable economic change within the Black communities in the EMEAA region, which is The Black Economic Collective (BEC). We also have the honour of interviewing its three amazing founders, namely Diana Powell, Marcia Mcleod, and Leanne Brackett in our Voices feature.
“I feel like we can form deep bonds with others when we prepare food for them.” We heard these beautiful words from Chef Richie Richards’, Head Chef of Miss Lily’s Restaurant. Meet him in our Talent Pool section.
This issue is also a treasure trove of many Lifestyle articles to encourage you to seek the better change you’re looking for. If you’re wondering how to improve your team’s productivity, read on The Ergonomist: A Guide to Designing Office Spaces to Increase Productivity and learn some tips on ergonomic office layout designs with a focus on wellness and relaxation. Worried about your career in the time of a pandemic? Learn how to Future-Proof your Career by Building Resilience. Self-care is important, especially nowadays, so learn more the answers to the question: What is Your Self-Care Language? Manage your finances wisely, and add more to your knowledge on Wealth Consciousness. We also want to voice out our deep concerns on climate change in our message in Getting Warm on Climate Action.
French fries are staples in every fast food restaurant, but did you know there are also different versions of this addictive snack all over the world? Find these French Fries Around The World in our Food feature. After the carbo-loading, step up your fitness game with 7 Ways to Improve Cardiovascular Fitness in our Fitness section.
Miss travelling? Check Out and About For The Best UAE Spas and the 15 Most Unique Hotels in the World and see if you can add it on your bucket list for your next travel adventure in our Travel feature.
Dear Black Women, Your Mental Health Matters: this article focuses on the mental health challenges faced by Black women all over the world. A bit lost in life? Live your life Just as You Like: your decisions, plans and dreams are all yours to live with and cherish. Finally, we bring you a Book Review on The 5 AM Club authored by Robin Sharma, who writes about maximising and improving one’s productivity. Read these articles in For the Culture.
Change for the Better You, A Better Us
Changing something in our lives is not that easy, but remember that improvement and growth start with that one step that you might have delayed for too long. Out and About Magazine, with the team that made this Edition possible, is always behind your back to continue giving you the courage, strength and inspiration to be the change we want to see in this beautiful world. You can do it!
Lots of Love,