Lahore (September 28, 2017): Renowned singer and musician Momina Mustehsan has made it to BBC’s list of 100 inspirational women of 2017 from across the globe.
“The women on the list will be part of the 100 Women Challenge, tackling some of the biggest problems facing women around the world,” the news outlet reported. She is also the only Pakistani woman this
Alongside Momina, the list includes women such as the Nasa astronaut Peggy Whitson, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and England footballer Steph Houghton. Rupi Kaur is also part of the list.
The 25-year-old musician, in her short bio for the Challenge, shared the philosophy she holds dear, and said has most influenced her life
“The quote that helped me the most with my life was: It only gets better when you get better,” she said, adding that she came across the saying in a fortune cookie in New York when she was binge-eating her way through depression. “That woke me up,” she adds.
Now in its fifth year, the BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world annually. This time around, they are challenging the 100 women “to tackle four of the biggest problems facing women today ─ the glass ceiling, female illiteracy, harassment in public spaces and sexism in sport”.
However, there are 40 spaces in the list that have yet to be filled, it said. “As the season progresses, more women who have taken up the challenge in some way will be added to the list,” the statement read.