Who am I?
Long story short
I hate talking about myself. It makes me feel good. I’m not comfortable with feeling good.
If you’re here just to know who I am at this point in my life, then the short version is: I’m the founder and creative director of the clothing brand Stabraq. Stabraq was established in 2013. Our goal was to create a community-based brand that empowers Muslim changemakers and reflects our beliefs and values in a contemporary manner. I make vlogs on YouTube about my life and journey to build my brand and to become a successful, Muslim, global figure. I recently started a podcast to interview Muslim changemakers around the world and provide a platform for the uncelebrated. Too many “Muslim?” That’s who I am. My religion absolutely defines me. That’s the short version of who I am. If you have time, stick around for the whole story, below. It’s fun. I promise. No? Okay, bye.
Hey, you stayed. I like you.
So, as you probably know by now, my name’s Hazem El Seddiq. I’d like to think of myself as a proper entrepreneur, not the kind that wants to be known as one, but rather the kind that works hard and understands how to build a meaningful business. But entrepreneur doesn’t really tell the whole story. You see, at any given moment, I’m juggling a few things, from running a company, to creating videos, to fighting the feeling of worthlessness, to doing something new that randomly comes out of the blue—rhyme intended. So, in that sense, it’s very hard for me to utter my title in a word like: Entrepreneur or YouTuber. If it was defined by the thing I’m doing most these days, then I am a Diaper Changer.
Let’s rewind the clock about 25 years back. There I was, a little 5 year-old kid, living in Egypt, when my dad decided to move us to Canada.