1. Why did you decide to pursue a career in your field?
As an immigrant, no place really felt like home to me. I was born in Abu Dhabi, moved all around United Arab Emirates, Middle/high School between Kansas City & Torrance, undergrad in Missouri, law school in Florida, and I’m currently living back in Los Angeles.
The constant change in places, people, and surrounding environments motivated me to give back. So even though I was pursuing my legal career on the low, I loved sharing my life on social media with my followers; it felt like the only constant in my life. I want to motive young women around the world to continue dreaming the unimaginable, to evolve into their full potential, to dare the world with their existence. I want to normalize women using marijuana to help alleviate anxiety. I want to see a world where no limitations are placed over a person for how they identify themselves. I want to build a world for equal opportunity, where the only thing that matters is how hard you work, not what you look like. So it’s important for me to speak out on the taboo topics.
I’ve been in search for the meaning of “home” all my life, until I passed the California Attorney’s license exam. After years of failing and struggling, CA gave me an opportunity beyond an immigrant’s imagination! The first place to make me believe in my struggles. I want to be that hope for other girls around the world!
2. Who influences you and why?
Strong independent women leaving their mark in this world. Women that is passionate to build a better world for human race. I look up to women like Malala, Amal Clooney, Megan Markle, and many more talented women that are working tirelessly without the spotlight. I especially look up to women who are not afraid of change.
3. What projects or things are you working on this year?
This year I am focusing on my legal career alongside much cool collaboration. Establishing foundations of potential partnerships with recognized brands. As someone who’s an influencer and also a lawyer, I’m one of the very few people to really understand this brand new area of influencer law. Most of the legal contracts – partnership agreements between brands & influencers is all new law being established for the past few years as influencers claim a more prominent job title in the market.
I have enjoyed creating contracts & legal pamphlets for people in the industry and it’s time for me to focus on building an empire based on that specialty of mine!
4. If you could go anywhere with anyone who would it be and why?
I would love to travel to turkey with some of my close friends. I wish to experience the beautiful mosques and all the tourist spots in Turkey; try all the delicious food, the beautiful weather, turkey is definitely on top of my list for places I want to visit!
5. Where do you see yourself in 2 years?
I see myself as a very successful lawyer & entrepreneur living my Barbie dreams in LA! I want to run my own non-profit organization, build communities for people who are dedicated to making this world a better place, and provide a space of contentment for people who are struggling. I want to achieve the unthinkable for my fan base and continue growing as a person!
6. What are your most proud milestones in your life?
I would say passing the CA bar exam was definitely my most proud milestone of life. I was continuously failing that exam and picking up my broken pieces- continuing life without letting it phase me publicly. The hardest part was to not give up.
To get pay the deviation of all your hard work failing you time after time. And continue to try again. When I find out that I’m actually a licensed attorney in CA, it was a true immigrant-dream-come true. It really opened doors for me that I could never have imagined. I’m grateful everyday, and of course the immense amount of love I’ve received over the years from my social media love bugs! Without them I wouldn’t have a platform to voice these issues that remain important to me.
Xo, NIDALODEAN Los Angeles, CA IG: https://www.instagram.com/Nidalodean/