It’s such a beautiful place. Edinburgh. My home. It’s easy to forget such things. It’s easy to forget the things that make us who we are. The simple things. Like that my parents are from Pakistan. Or that faith has its ups and downs. Or that others are much less fortunate than I am.

For me, that means there’s really two sides to my identity. I am the girl from Edinburgh, who lives a great life. And I’m a daughter of Pakistan, a country where the wealth divide is so stark.

It’s a juxtaposition that’s central to who I am. It’s why I believe so wholeheartedly in giving what you can. And even more so in appreciating what you’ve got.

Andrew's identity story

Ethnically, I'm half Swedish and half Nigerian. I was given up for adoption at 10 days old, back in 1961… Read story

Caryn's identity story

I think identity is such a complex thing. Even without the geographical complexity my identity brings… Read story

View All

Freha Arshad

Senior Manager – Security Consulting, Health & Public Service, UKI


ID, Empowered by Accenture
Jonathan's identity story