Herworld (Malaysia) - - KIDS TAKEOVER - S er­ena Zar a Tau­fiq, 9

Be­ing cho­sen as a kid ed­i­tor ini­tially made me feel ex­cited, hon­oured and even a lit­tle glam­orous. In my heart, I felt like I had won some sort of glit­ter­ing tro­phy. Two months down the line, I be­came a dif­fer­ent girl – with fan­tasy trans­formed into re­al­ity. It was hard work and de­manded com­mit­ment, as well as an ex­tremely high level of dis­ci­pline and or­gan­i­sa­tional skills. The most strik­ing fea­tures I ob­served in Eena, HerWorld’s ed­i­tor, are en­graved in my mind now. Eena is per­fectly groomed, walks grace­fully and, with­out fail, al­ways has a smile and ap­pears so cool, calm and en­er­getic even when her sched­ule is so tax­ing. The ex­pe­ri­ences I’ve had as a kid ed­i­tor were lifechang­ing and mind-open­ing. I’ve meta­mor­phosed and see the world through much dif­fer­ent eyes – re­al­ity is chal­leng­ing but re­ward­ing.

Try­ing out new ve­gan ice cream, go­ing to cook­ing demos, ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the new nu­tri­tious Black Berry rice, the glitz and glam of Kuala Lumpur Fash­ion Week 2017 and, in the end, ex­plor­ing parental re­sponse to slimy slime. There were def­i­nitely some re­lax­ing mo­ments over hot choco­late with my fel­low kid ed­i­tors. It was all worth it – I found friend­ship and role mod­els. The ed­i­tors and all the peo­ple in the pub­lish­ing line have so much to teach. They are gen­uine ex­am­ples of pa­tience, cre­ativ­ity, for­ward think­ing, pre­cise plan­ning, flex­i­bil­ity, hard work and, most im­por­tant of all, en­gaged lis­ten­ing. An ed­i­tor lis­tens, pools opin­ions, and be­comes a voice for the peo­ple: spread­ing pos­i­tiv­ity and chang­ing lives.

I would like to thank HerWorld for this pre­cious and price­less ex­pe­ri­ence.

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