Four things I've learned from natural disaster
Written by Giselle Wedemire | Photography by John Ulan
"Humble up and keep your worries in check."
Entrepreneur Mya Khan is the queen of rolling with the punches. Since launching her Fort McMurray store, Project Clothing, it has been affected by wildfires, the flood of 2020, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — and still, Khan wakes up every morning feeling passionate about helping her devoted customers.
Specializing in high-end, ethical fashion and lifestyle goods, Project Clothing opened in August 2015. It re-opened on Oct. 2, 2016, after a wildfire swept through Fort McMurray — and on Nov. 13, 2020, it re-opened in a new location after the floods. Despite the many trials life has thrown at Khan and her store, they’re both standing tall as symbols of strength in their community.
To understand how Khan keeps a level head in difficult times, LINK asks what she’s learned from natural disasters.