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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...

What My Marriage Taught Me About The South Asian Caste System

Growing up Spending my childhood in a predominately white community in the EU, then moving to the UK amongst the Asian community in my teens...

This is What I’m Doing for a Happy and Productive 2021

Wow. So I know I’m not saying anything new here, but 2020 really was one heck of a year. Personally, I don’t think it was...

Is Sports to Blame For The Rise in Covid Cases?

For the past year, it has dominated headlines and dictated our lives. I am not referring to Brexit, which in amongst itself has been...

COVID-19: Humanity’s Awakening Shock?

The Awakening Shock My Sheikh (spiritual master and my spiritual guide) often speaks of the ‘awakening shock’. A moment in time or a series of...

How Can I Make My Workplace More Inclusive and Culturally Aware?

In April 2018, I received an email from a Muslim colleague to help run and organise a pre-Ramadan event at work. I started to...

BOOK REVIEW: After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split by Lesley Hazleton

As a Sunni Muslim, I never had the chance to learn about this political split between Muslims. Whenever I would ask an elder growing...

Colourism: Community Racism

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been reposted from the Manchester Museum Our Shared Cultural Heritage blog: https://sharedculturalheritage.wordpress.com/2020/04/24/colourism-community-racism/ Colourism I wish I had known the meaning of colourism growing...

Surviving the Pandemic Away from Home

Welcome to one of the worst decisions of my existence so far. So, before COVID-19 became a worldwide pandemic, my baby brother was getting married...

The Vulnerables

In light of this month’s World Mental Health Day,  Ghazal Choudhary discusses how governmental reforms and cuts are doing nothing to help the disabled...

The Dangers of Black Henna

Charlotte Cripps writes how she put her life at risk without realising by getting a black henna tattoo on holiday in Croatia. Looking down at my...

Hetain Patel’s ‘American Boy’

Moiza Butt reviews Patel’s performance and interviews the up-and-coming visual artist about how he is using the stage to tackle stereotypes. This was a night for the...
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