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Unique: To be a once in a lifetime person

I am just beginning to really understand what it means to be unique. I thought it was something I had to try to be. I went out of my way to be different. Tried to stand out from the crowd. … Continue reading

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Who are you?… The role of family in forming our identities.

“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.” – Chimanada Ngozi Adichie One of the most important questions we ask ourselves is: Who am I? I read the quote above and thought about how … Continue reading

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Nothing to Prove: The Universal Right to be Beautiful

“There were people thrice her size on the Trenton platform and she looked admiringly at one of them, a woman in a very short skirt. She thought nothing of slender legs shown off in miniskirts–it was safe and easy, after … Continue reading

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Authenticity: Being the True You!

“How easy it was to lie to strangers, to create with strangers the versions of our lives we imagined.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah Americanah is an amazing book. It got me thinking about the multiple identities we can have. Adichie writes in such … Continue reading

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The beauty is not in one voice but in many.

On the train this very cold London morning and I caught myself analysing an advert. The company (who shall not be named) had chosen a cartoon theme to advertise a throat spray. Immediately I started thinking about if I would … Continue reading

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The importance of values

The great thing about good parents is that they usually end up being right. I remember having my reasons why I knew better than my mum and dad…Sometimes I still do. Nevertheless I have tasted humble pie and realised that … Continue reading

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Childhood Dreams: Is there a time to let go?

Growing up I always dreamed of being a pop star. Nothing was more exciting to me than being the centre of attention and dressing up. I grew a little then decided I wanted to be an actress, then an MI5 … Continue reading

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