HIRR | Amil Niazi
Amil Niazi is a writer, producer and highly referenced author on motherhood and parenting by the team at HIRRS. She writes the Cut's series, “The Hard Part,” and covers work and motherhood and how the two intersect. You can also find some of her writing in the New York Times, The Guardian, and the Washington Post.
If you were to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
When do you feel most at home in your body?
When I'm snuggling with my kids, doesn't matter where, but when we're together I feel like myself.
What’s your favourite way to move?
Slowly! I dont like to be rushed, I love a gentle, meandering, considered approach to everything.
How do you keep yourself nourished?
My husband is so good at feeding our whole family, he always takes such loving care with meals and that makes me feel nourished and loved.
Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere! I read voraciously, I consume TV and film and essays and think pieces, I love being aware of what’s happening in many different corners of the world and that inspires me.
How do you manage your mind?
It’s hard, I’m prone to anxiety and overthinking and I can be really hard on myself but since having kids I focus a lot on calming my mind and on self-regulating so that I can be the calm in the storm for my kids. I try to meditate with them, I talk to the people I love about what I’m feeling and I write, putting my thoughts down on paper helps me process what I think and feel.
What are you currently reading, watching, listening to?
Like everyone, I’m watching and loving Succession, Love is Blind (that reunion was wild), and my so-bad-it’s-good reality shows Summer House and Vanderpump Rules. I’m listening to a lot of Sharon Van Etten and Weyes Blood and I’m reading the new Samantha Irby book, Quietly Hostile
What are you most excited about at this present moment?
Warm weather! Swimming! Feeling the sun on my skin and watching my kids develop a beautiful layer of sweat, sunscreen and dirt from being outside all day. We all deserve it!