It Changed My Life: Creativity helped social impact start-up founder cope with trauma

Artistic pursuits like music helped founder of social impact start-up cope with childhood trauma

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Creative Nation founder Hyder Albar had a traumatic childhood that saw him being dragged to bomohs and witch doctors. Now, he channels his pain to help others.
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It happened when Mr Syed Hyder was barely 10, but the episode still haunts him.

He was in the car with his parents when they started quarrelling.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 02, 2020, with the headline It Changed My Life: Creativity helped social impact start-up founder cope with trauma. Subscribe