There are many signs of emotional abuse... If your gut tells you something is off, it really is.
I’d taken ownership of my body over the past 9 months. I’d wrestled it free from the people who’d jabbed at it with hurtful comments. I’d reclaimed it. Mine. Victory. But soon after I’d met him, it felt like a different scuffle for ownership began – this time with him. I wrote the following post … Continue reading Repost: “In 2020, I thought a lot about…”
Useful pointers for your journey into the Curly Girl (CG) method
My hair has always been wavy, and on some days, it would sprout magical curls which I loved. But it was never consistent. On some days, I looked more like a frizz cloud than curly queen. It was probably a year or so ago when I first heard about this magical realm called Curly Girl … Continue reading The start of my Curly Girl Method journey
It's unexpected. You had a wall up because you were trying not to let anyone hurt you again. But the persistent questions began, hidden as kindness. The queries were really there to get all the information they could to eventually use against you. Don't give in. You baulk at first. Are these questions too personal? … Continue reading I’m glad you left.
There are loads of apps and websites out there that are awesome to use as a freelancer - here's some that I rely on! #apps #freelancers #entrepreneurs
So you think you're ready to drop the corporate life and become a freelancer. Now what? There's a lot of planning that goes into this, so let me share my experience and the steps I took to finally take the freelance plunge while based in Dubai. Some of these points are universal, and some specific … Continue reading Becoming a freelancer – what you need to know
Once I booked my flights to London, I knew what I had to do: check if there were any shows in the city I wanted to see. While on this hunt, I thankfully remembered to check if Jay Rayner had any shows on during my trip. I got lucky, there was a ‘Ten Food Commandments’ … Continue reading Ten Food Commandments with Jay Rayner
Earlier this month, I attended the launch of Literaturhaus at Nadi, which is a literary event that will continue to be hosted at Nadi Al Quoz every Saturday until September 30. The first Saturday was helmed by Afra Atiq, an Emirati spoken word poet. She was mesmerising, to say the least. This was my first … Continue reading Literaturhaus at Nadi – an ode to literature at Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue
People who know me very well will know I can't really be bothered with make-up, or manicures, and so on. But with a three week-long holiday upon me, including a full-blown Indian wedding and then Christmas, I decided to take the plunge and try this long-lasting nail polish thingybob I'd heard about. I was told … Continue reading Thoughts on getting fancy schmancy nails done