Rehmat Ajmal is a Pakistan based emerging model who has been a part of number of successful campaigns for big brands like Nishaat.
If you follow her career path, she has proven to be one of the very few, yet very talented and hardworking emerging artists.
She is not only a model but a painter, a writer.
Today, Rehmat shared an incredibly thoughtful post on her instagram account, giving an insight into the struggles she has faced pursuing her career and the power of words and how people should be more thoughtful about the things they say and put out into this world.
Here’s the full post:
One of the first few things someone said to me, when I joined this industry was, “You know models don’t really get married – Look around you, half of them are divorced and most of them are still single.” My father had to sit me down to explain to me how my career choice will make it harder for someone to accept me and I will have to look beyond the 7th sky to find a suitable match. Someone who was very close to me asked me with worry, “how can you do so many of these bridal shoots? A girl’s wedding day is important; there will be no charm when you’re actually a bride someday” When you live amongst people who say such things to you in passing, it takes a toll on you – It affected my work, my mood, the way I felt about myself and much more. After a few years of my humble experience and a couple of significant realizations, I can now stand up for my choices. We need to realize that (a) words have the power to break or make – words can either be used to uplift others or to belittle them so choose wisely. (b) pointing fingers and attaching labels to professions will only take us back to the dark ages. Be progressive, be accepting & most importantly, be tolerant of things you don’t personally like. Today I have the answers for my loved ones too // no father, I will not have to go on a hunt to find someone who will accept me for what I do or who I am. Someone will find me. We will find each other and respect each other for whatever it is we do or will do // if & when I find someone who supports, respects and understands me, the charm will follow. Until then, I am enough for me. Growing up, modeling was not my dream, it wasn’t even an option for most part but today, I feel empowered by this choice. I am thankful & I am proud. Lastly, just a friendly reminder: Modeling is a profession, it is not a free pass for anyone to ridicule us or to exclude us. We sell clothes, not our souls. SWIPE to see what @ranosheirloomsofficial has in store for us. I absolutely adore this brand! It makes me nostalgic for feelings I’ve not experienced yet. 📷 @seemabsaqibkhan / Art Direction @eemaanr / Makeup @maramazmat 🍃 / #RehmatAjmal
Her followers on instagram have been praising her and here’s what they have to say in her support:
The message sent out by the young artist is simple – appreciate all art forms and use words thoughtfully and just be kind and human in general.
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