I wrote an article about the effects of alcoholism on a family for The Pool, and then it was announced shortly after that the online women’s magazine will go into administration. The site was a wonderful platform for women to find their voice and tell their stories; it’s such sad news, to hear it hasn’t […]Read More My Alcoholic Parent and I
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 […]Read More Podcast: Spilling My Chai
Happy New Year my loves. Some people talk about the dawn of a New Year as if it is going to fix something, as though the tide that is the New Year will wash over us and we’ll finally start swimming in the right direction, we’ll be cleansed, we’ll have a new start and more […]Read More Tackling New Year’s Angst
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.Read More Live from BBC Asian Network’s Big Debate
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 Don’t you feel more relaxed? I am. […]Read More Let’s Catch Up
I have suffered with mental health issues for as long as I can remember. Even in primary school, I just found life too overwhelming. What I didn’t consider though was that my diet and lifestyle didn’t help – I bunked every P.E class and I lived on fried chicken, ramen noodles, frozen food and concentrated […]Read More Exercise saved my mental health
Sometimes I wonder if I genetically or chemically – although I suppose that would be the same element – have something wrong with me. I’ve always felt sad. I sit in this coffee shop, looking at a mother lifting her newborn baby into the air; the baby squeals in delight. A quote from Aristotle comes […]Read More I’m Sad. Is That Allowed?