The first time I fell in love, I thought it would be forever. We had kids names planned and I had our futures mapped out in my mind. He was the first man to meet my parents – in all my twenties so far, I haven’t met another man worthy of the honour. But it … Continue reading My First Love Broke Me
Whether it’s a glass of bubbly or a slab of cake, I’m yet to befriend a human who doesn’t have some sort of coping mechanism to get them through this thing called life. One of my vices is the Horror genre - it’s the perfect form of escapism. Around three years ago, I had a … Continue reading How Horror Helped My Anxiety
So much reading material is available on the formation of Pakistan that it’s hard for someone as clueless as me to decipher what’s true anymore. But there is one tale that seems quite indisputable - that for almost 1000 years different religious groups co-existed here in harmony, as a family, embracing one another’s traditions. People … Continue reading Partition, 70 years on
Well hi there! I wrote something about being a proud Pakistani recently, and I wanted to share it here, with you lot. It's about finding pride in my heritage after a lifetime of self loathing triggered by a society obsessed with being fair skinned and 'exotic'... It was published on Brown Girl Magazine and Sister-Hood … Continue reading F**k Fair & Lovely
I wrote something recently about the London Bridge terror attacks for MuslimGirl.com, which you can read now. I won't expand on it here, but please do have a read and let me know your thoughts on it. And in light of it, I'd like to share some of my favourite quotes on my hometown - … Continue reading It’s a London Thing
I’ve spent my whole life idolising people who don’t look like me, from Britney to Beyoncé. And hey, who wouldn’t? They’re beautiful, successful women. But as I grew older, so did my craving to see successful - in every sense of the word - women who looked like me; representation matters and all that. And … Continue reading Some South Asian Appreciation
Every 3 minutes in the UK, someone dies from heart disease. Every 6 minutes, someone in the UK has a heart attack. 1 in 3 people who have a heart attack die before they reach a hospital. More than a quarter of all deaths in the UK are down to coronary heart disease. Yes, I … Continue reading How’s Your Heart?