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The Power and Value of Kindness

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle you know nothing of.” I came across this quote, for what might be like...

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome: A Series of Trauma

Childhood I was six years old when I discovered my eating was abnormal in comparison to that of my age mates. There is nothing distinctive...

‘Not even water?’ – Supporting Muslim Colleagues and Students in Ramadan

Ramadan begins sometime in mid-April. Yet, as discussions continue about the exact date and which calendar we follow, little to no literature exists on...

The Battle with Ramadan

If one could personify Ramadan, it would be an individual from whom you simply could not remove your gaze – hypnotised by its magnanimity....

Use These 7 Simple Practices to Raise More Conscious Children

I didn’t grow up in the most conscious of environments. Particularly in the earlier years of my childhood, I grew up around constant fighting, fear,...

Celebrating the ‘Person of The Decade’ on International Women’s Day: Bilquis Bano Edhi

Women are without a doubt the most remarkable beings ever to grace the earth. Nothing and none can compare with the strength and resilience...

Lessons from a Pharmacist in The Mental Health Sector

"Work in a paint factory, expect to get splashed." This is what my husband said to me once while calming me down, following what I...

Noorie’s Lightbulb: A Zine of My Identity

During lockdown 2.0 last summer, I was lucky enough to be part of a creative group exploring how we, as youngsters, envisioned our futures....

Does Your Family Really Know You?

There is so much noise all around me. The children are playing and a loud giggle bursts through the air every few moments; the...

I Took a Social Media Break – Here’s What Happened

I don’t know about anyone else, but I can’t remember what life was like before the pandemic. And when I am reminded, I can’t...

Financial Security Over Pretending to Be Rich

As the coronavirus wreaks its havoc through the economy, once flourishing sectors have been brought to a standstill and a tsunami of unemployment has...

What ADHD Taught Me About Mental Wellness

Studying the floor in the psychiatrist’s room one Summer’s day, I felt simultaneously ashamed and relieved. I was fifteen when I was diagnosed with...
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