“It was my education at Smith College that inspired me to make a difference, especially for women’s rights.” ~Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02. Image courtesy of wonderwoman.in.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is an Emmy and Oscar award-winning Pakistani-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker. In 2010 she won an Emmy for her documentary “Pakistan: Children of [...]
“According to CIA’s World Factbook, we [Pakistan] are poised to be the fifth most populous country in the world in a few years. With 60 percent of Pakistan’s 187 million strong population below the age of 24, the youth of Pakistan form a potentially powerful force for change.
We must be nation builders. It is [...]
“I hope Smith College provides me the necessary tools to prepare myself to fight against the breach of human rights around the world [and] to lead my country, Mexico, on the road to peace. I am sure that Smith will not only have an impact on my professional life, but also will change me to [...]
“I was one of the first generation of feminists in the art world, and I was told it would ruin my career. I had a profile as an interesting conceptual artist, and then after feminism, my position upset a lot of opinion-makers. They weren’t helpful…. I wouldn’t have developed such a core of persistence if [...]
“I take life as it comes: Personally, I have no goals for myself. I am confident, but not aggressive. I don’t believe in shrieking on the roadside. There is godliness within each one of us. I believe in being true to both myself and others. A calm bent of mind and a balanced [...]