Hawa Noor: On self-esteem

In the Part two of the discussion with Hawa Noor, Hawa and Miriam explore what is means to have a healthy self esteem.

In this second part of the interview, Miriam speaks to her friend Hawa who she met at the Mastercard Foundation in Toronto. Hawa is a journalist, creative writer, researcher, editor and artist from Kenya who is based in Toronto, Canada.

They explore self-esteem


  • How Hawa and Miriam thought they had high self-esteem, high self-confidence
  • How self-esteem issues showed up
  • How Hawa discovered she did not have a high self-esteem after all
  • Miriam believed she belonged to a group to which the good things life don’t happen
  • Accepting and celebrating achievements
  • How does low self-esteem show up in relationships, friendship, at work, dating?
  • The thoughts low self-esteem leave us with and how we manage them
  • How to work on your self-esteem
  • And More…


do you remember anytime, so you took in your success?

I wasn’t like getting to where I thought I had to be as quickly as I needed to, there was a lot of pressure around me to get there anytime. Something wouldn’t go right, it would really just like, just bring me down for amounts of times that weren’t healthy.


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Website: https://www.hawanoor.com/blog


Miriam is a Trauma Informed Coach, an African, a mom of three daughters, a blogger and writer.  After graduating from the London School of Economics, she built her international career in the fields of banking and international development, working for organisations such as the World Economic Forum, Lombard Odier Private Bank, JP Morgan, the Mastercard Foundation and the United Nations. She now uses her passion for psychology and dedicates her time to coaching others to free themselves from the burden of childhood trauma.  Her wish to help other women connect to their inner wisdom, love themselves and follow their passion. In her effort to destigmatize mental health and normalize mental health conversations in black communities, she wrote her memoir about surviving childhood and finding her worth.  


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