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I spoke about love in the Guardian

Hello, it’s me. Last month (December 2019) The Guardian published a piece on the 1969 Divorce Reform Act, reflecting on how it has impacted and shaped families since. The piece was written by thee amazing Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, who asked me to take part after reading my work on the complexities of how your own family structure goes on to shape your personal relationships as an adult. You can read the piece here or scroll on to take a peek of it.

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Watch: My BBC Short Film

In May 2019, Muslims around the world fasted for the holy month of Ramadan. As someone who has experienced mental health issues, it can be a difficult time of year to stay focused and motivated, especially when you have no family around to encourage you, and work long hours.

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I spoke to the BBC about addiction in South Asian communities

It don’t really know what to say about this one. I wrote something very personal to me about having an alcoholic parent, and how that hurt me mentally. I was invited to the BBC’s Asian Network to discuss my article with Nihal Arthanayake and speak to listeners going through the same thing.

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Podcast: Spilling My Chai

So – my girl Chaz and I have started a podcast called Spilling My Chai! There are so many incredible podcasts out there, and initially I was worried ours would get lost in the digital sea of online voices – but we decided to go for it anyway. Why, you ask? Because we really wanted to create a safe space where we could express brutal honesty without shame or fear.

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Live from BBC Asian Network’s Big Debate

I was recently invited to the BBC to take part in The Big Debate on BBC Asian Network and yes, I almost wet myself in a fit of nerves but yes, it was also an experience I thought worth sharing.

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Let’s Catch Up

Hey!

How are you? No, seriously, are you good?

Can I start this post by sharing something I read recently?

1. Relax your brows
2. Let your tongue fall from the roof of your mouth
3. Unclench your jaw
4. Let your shoulders fall away from your ears

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Throwback Interview: Skepta on Kanye West and ‘Konnichiwa’

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Watching the artists you root for on the road to achieving their aspirations is an inspiring thing. The 2015 BRIT Awards were aired last week (February 25) and Kanye West’s performance was certainly a highlight.

Albeit largely muted live, ‘All Day’ saw ‘Ye rap surrounded by around 50 dudes in all black everything – including the likes of Skepta, Stormzy, Novelist, Krept & Konan, Jammer and other notable faces from the grime / UK rap scene.

It took me back to when I caught up with Skepta in the autumn of 2013 for MTV. “If there was one person I could work with it would probably be Kanye West,” he told me.

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Interview: Chris Webby Talks UK Rap & Tatts

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I had a quick chat with Connecticut rapper Chris Webby recently, who touched on the UK scene, imaginary dinner invites and his favourite tattoos…

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Interview: Neelam Gill Talks Burberry, Staying Fit… & Tupac

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A little while back I did a Q&A with the beaut Neelam Gill, which was pretty exciting – this girl be killing it. The Coventry-born 19-year-old has already made an epic move in her career when she became Burberry’s first ever Indian model, joining names such as Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss. We talk about her most  memorable runway show thus far, favourite Tupac lyrics and not being afraid of dancing for a dare. 

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The Night Red Bull Culture Clash Was Everything

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Is anyone else still not over how sick Thursday night was?! Hilarious Vines of Skepta‘s imagined reaction when he sees Tempa T next are still on rotation on the timeline…