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

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.

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 'Creativity was an outlet for his angst'. Subscribe