Member Moment 02: Farah Jabir

Member Moment

Member Moment 02: Farah Jabir

By Hanna Yowell

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This is Member Moment, a series highlighting our incredible community and their journey regarding skin care and beyond since becoming a Heyday member. Through their lens, we’ll see how taking care of our skin has never just been about simply finding the right cleanser or exfoliant. Rather, it’s an ever-evolving story to help us all put our best face forward.

Meet Farah Jabir

Independent Director, Screenwriter, & Producer

Tell us about your go-to esthetician at Heyday.
Ashley S. is a dream. Every session that I have ever had with her has been such a needed self-care space, filled with warmth and healing to start each month right.

What skincare lesson changed your life?
Someone once told me to stop fighting my skin. When I accepted that, I decided to work with what I perceived to be flaws instead of doing everything in my power to scrub them away. My skin has been the healthiest it has ever been since then and I've grown to love the scars, moles, and all.

When do you feel most confident or “at home” in your own skin?
There is something about being surrounded by water that feels so organic to me. I grew up in the tropics so the ocean seems like such a natural home for my skin.

Someone once told me to stop fighting my skin. When I accepted that, I decided to work with what I perceived to be flaws instead of doing everything in my power to scrub them away. My skin has been the healthiest it has ever been since then and I've grown to love the scars, moles and all.

What’s the last thing you read or watched that you’d recommend?
We The Animals directed by Jeremiah Zagar, adapted from the novel by Justin Torres. I am moved, every time. 

Is there a quote, mantra, or lyric that you live by?
You have to say it with a sense of humor in a very non-toxic positive way or IT DOESN'T WORK: "Things could be worse!”

What do you do in your 9-5?
I'm an independent director, screenwriter, and producer.

Do you have a side project or initiative that you want more people to know about?
My co-director and I are working on a project very near to our hearts called INGRAINED NY. It is a video portraiture series dedicated to amplifying the intersectional, diverse, and often overlooked voices of NY’s Asian diaspora. We hope to build community with our platform throughout this pandemic and are always looking for stories. You can find more information about our work here.

What advice would you give to your younger self?
You are going to be just alright.

What’s something you recently learned?
Sleep chronotypes are a thing and they're genetic! 9-5s really don't work for everyone!

It’s your last 24 hours in NY — how are you spending the day?
At a massive dinner party in the park with everyone that I love — wholesome conversation, so much food that it hurts, great drink, and live music. If I'm knowingly going down, I want to do it right with lots of dancing to end the night. 

What’s your most listened to Spotify playlist?
If You Wouldn’t Mind

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