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‘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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Seema Jaya Sharma: Forever ‘Alive’

Seema Jaya Sharma, a mother-of-two from Ilford in London, passed away after a six-year battle with cancer last month. Read Sabah Ismail’s article that she...
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As if enough had not already been done; as if enough pain had not already been endured; as if enough lives hadn’t already been mercilessly...

Being of Mixed Indian Heritage and Reframing the Identity Crisis

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been reposted from the Manchester Museum Our Shared Cultural Heritage blog: https://sharedculturalheritage.wordpress.com/2021/03/31/being-of-mixed-indian-heritage-and-reframing-the-identity-crisis/ As someone with mixed Indian heritage, and growing up in a...