A Way Forward

2020 has shaken our lives at an unprecedented dimension. Humans are designed to grow through adversity, but how do we seize this moment? How do we make our way toward a positive outcome? More Than Pretty author Maaria Mozaffar says we need to create a collective home base where we can deliberate and learn to be better together. This moment is calling on our most courageous selves to move forward and rise to a higher elevation than before.

In her new digital series, A Way Forward, Maaria features one-on-one, impactful conversations that inspire us to face reflective moments in our daily lives. Maaria leads us through uncomfortable territories where we might feel safe but stuck. These conversations help us see possibilities where we feel that there are none… modeling how we can disagree without descending into disrespect when our focus is the humanity we share. Through each of her roles as a mediator, civil rights attorney, policy drafter, motivational speaker, mom of three, wife, daughter, sister, triathlete, and now host, Maaria is committed to progress. In this new digital series, she helps us find A Way Forward.


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Episode 13: A New Life After 37 Years Behind Bars

Addressing racial inequities throughout American society is a task we all bear responsibility for. Today, I talk with Steven...

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Episode 12: The Modest Fashion Movement

Modesty is not often associated with fashion but it’s a multi-billion dollar movement that’s changing how designers think. Today,...

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Episode 11: The Way of Gratitude

For those who are more spiritual than religious this might be the episode for you. Maaria is talking to...

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Episode 10: Difficult Conversations: Estranged Family

10 million Gen X and Baby Boomer parents have estranged adult children. So why don’t we hear more about...

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Episode 09: Balancing Your Talents

What happens when you have many talents but society says choose just one if you want to get ahead?...

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Episode 08: The Missing Stage Of Grief

People around the world are experiencing loss at every level because of the pandemic. But how do we manage...

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Episode 07: This Is Your Brain On Food

There is a connection between what we eat and how we feel. Psychiatrist, nutrition specialist, and chef, Dr. Uma...

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Episode 06: Rules For Being A Girl

Messages for young, ambitious girls in our culture are conflicted and confusing– “Be yourself…but change how you look if...

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Episode 05: Innovation Through Crisis

As the coronavirus rages on and states scramble to get ahead of it before more lives are lost, bioengineer...

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Episode 04: The Ethics Behind Tech

Maaria continues the conversation about the impact of TikTok and technology, as a whole, with Tech Ethicist David Ryan...

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