For episode seven, we speak with Mim Rizvi - who ’s dance card is pretty full. She’s one part publicist, another part musical theatre performer, and all parts determined.
Mim shares how she arrived at a life changing decision at an early age to follow a career she always dreamed of. It took a big leap of faith and the kind of negotiation skills reserved for a seasoned diplomat.
When I asked Mim to share who her influences are she included women who’ve overcome adversity with spades of both grit and resilience. First up, Emma Watkins who is also known as the Yellow Wiggle from the popular kid's group The Wiggles. Emma overcame a serious health condition in the middle of performing and it led to making some big changes in her life. You can find out more about Emma on Australian Story. Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard was also someone Mim included, and for many in Australia Julia Gillard being sworn in as Australia's 27th Prime Minister was a galvanizing moment in our history; our first female Prime Minister who was committed to social justice and change.
Mim is now part of widely popular childrens' music group called The Beanies; a pioneering Australia trio spreading the joy of music and dance with story telling and fun characters through their podcast and shows. If you have a kid in your life or are a kid-at-heart, you should definitely check them out.