Series 14 - Oral history interview with Shirley Wu conducted by Mehreen Butt

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CA UTM C001-14


Oral history interview with Shirley Wu conducted by Mehreen Butt


  • 5 Apr. 2021 (Creation)

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0.364 GB of digital video recordings (1 MP4 file that runs 01:12:15 in duration)

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Shirley Wu is a Pakistani-Canadian beauty salon owner and a staple in the beauty community not only in Peel, but all over the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and parts of North America. She was born and brought up in Lahore, Pakistan and immigrated to Ontario in 1991.

In her oral history with interviewer Mehreen Butt (UTM undergraduate student at the time), narrator Shirley Wu speaks about her experience growing up in Pakistan, her family’s influence on her career and life experiences, her Hakka ancestry, her influence on the beauty community and South Asian community in the GTA, as well as how important it is to maintain South Asian traditions while growing up within the Peel and GTA South Asian diaspora.

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Copyright is retained by interviewer. Use for anything other than research and private study requires permission from the rights holder.

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