Mishal Husain and Bee Rowlatt at Asia House - photo by Yang-May Ooi, Tiger Spirit Photography

Writer/ photographer Yang-May Ooi had the best seat in the house to capture Mishal Husain in conversation with Bee Rowlatt at the Asia House Literary Festival.

Mishal Husain at Asia House ¦ Tiger Spirit Photography

Journalist and BBC presenter, Mishal Husain took to the stage at the Asia House Literary Festival the other day  to talk about her new book, The Skills: From First Job to Dream Job – What Every Woman Needs to Know . She was interviewed by author Bee Rowlatt and the rapport and chemistry between these two talented and inspiring women were evident on stage, making for a terrific event.

Mishal supports PAWA

Mishal is an early supporter of the charity Pan Asian Women’s Association (PAWA), where I am also a member. PAWA raises funds for girls’ education across Asia. The event at Asia House was co-hosted by PAWA and I had the honour of being the official photographer.

As photographer, I needed a clear view of the stage and found myself in a seat right in the middle of the elegant hall in Asia House, with a wonderful, unobstructed view of Mishal and Bee in conversation.

Slideshow of Photos

Click on the slideshow below to progress through a selection of photos from the event

 


Created with flickr slideshow.

 

Or you can go direct to the Mishal Husain photo album on Flickr:

bit.ly/tigerspirituk-flickr-mishalhusain

Presence and Nerves

Mishal spoke about how to exude presence and confidence not just on screen for the BBC but generally as a woman in any situation. She shared how she is still nervous when it comes to appearing live on TV, saying that nerves are a good thing and an energy that we can use to our advantage.

There were tender moments, too, when she talked about her family and also laugh out loud times – for example, when Bee challenged her to give advice to other high profile, high powered women, which was a light hearted and clever way to illustrate the tips for success in Mishal’s book.

        

Links you may find interesting

PAWA – http://pawa-london.org/

Asia House – https://asiahouse.org/

Mishal Husain – bit.ly/mishalhusain-guardian

Bee Rowlatt – https://www.beerowlatt.com/about-me

Mishal Husain and Bee Rowlatt at Asia House - photo by Yang-May Ooi, Tiger Spirit Photography

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Photos: Yang-May Ooi, all rights reserved

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Tiger Spirit Photography offers event, portrait and art photography and is a new extension to Yang-May Ooi’s videoblogging and creative services.

 

Author: Yang-May Ooi

Yang-May Ooi is a multimedia author & TEDx speaker. Her creative projects include Bound Feet Blues (theatre), South London Voices and Creative Conversations (podcasts) and The Nowhere Land Project (photography). She also works with individuals, non-profits and small businesses to help them tell their unique stories in inspiring words and images. ¦ www.TigerSpirit.co.uk

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