This year, I decided to return to fasting during Ramadan. I’ve been working on my relationship with God for a while now and after, I think, about a decade, I wanted to observe this month and humble myself again – and so I did. Continue reading
This Sunday, Sana shines our Colloquium spotlight on Kayisha Payne, Founder of BBSTEM – a new organisation campaigning for balance and representation of Black individuals in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
Take a read to learn more about this fantastic network and the mastermind behind it all… Continue reading
I remember how, yet again, I found myself googling a young girl’s name to find out what happened. I remember how my stomach turned when I read a headline:
“Justice for Asifa – An 8 year old Kashmiri infant who was kidnapped and gang raped in a Hindu temple for 8 days.” Continue reading
– Ghosting –
The practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication.
I fall both a victim and admittedly an active participant in the art of “Ghosting”. Continue reading
Just for a moment I would like you to think about how often, today, you have done something – or not done something – which was driven by the fear of what others may think of you. Continue reading
Over the last year, I’ve been thinking a lot about my personal health. It’s a “new year’s resolution” of mine to pay attention to (and hopefully improve) my personal wellness. That’s a phrase I saw a lot in 2017 – personal wellness. Continue reading
I’m 53 now, but I’m not old, right? I mean I’m sore. So sore. But I’m still young inside, right?
Okay, my knees are shot. My back is shot. My hip is shot. I’m also a bit overweight. Like a bit of a grown man overweight. And maybe another bit of a grown man. Then several other bits thrown in for good measure. The difficulty in climbing a flight of stairs is exceeded only by the impossibility of coming back down again. Knees, you see. And did I mention I’m sore? Continue reading
Today, Tuesday 06 February, is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation – a lengthy title, but what does it mean? We spoke to Jon Brown, Head of Impact at the NSPCC, to get a bit more information… Continue reading