Ending street harassment is now at the forefront of political agendas. And that is why I’m choosing to share this story today. Studying for final year exams was tough. I couldn’t focus during the days or nights. Firstly, by nature, I find it difficult to sit in one place without getting distracted, fidgeting, or getting… Read More The Night I Was Mistaken For A Prostitute
I should start my saying my “Ice-bucket challenge” is not to detract away from the work of the ALS charity who have raised an phenomenal amount of awareness and $50 million for the cause. It is to simply use this as an opportunity to raise awareness for brain tumours which are the highest cause of… Read More Ice Bucket Challenge – For A Different Cause…
No seriously. Who would you call if you found a problem with your flat at 2am? I ask this because I had this precise problem last night. Luckily I have amazing friends, one of which came over and helped me figure it out! He asked me what my building’s management number was. My response in… Read More Who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!
Tonight I went to a Persian poetry recital tonight hosted by the British Institute of Persian Studies and City’s Iranian society. Listened to some traditional and contemporary poetry by Rumi, Hafez to Aminpour and a Sitar performance by musician Anoosh Jahanshahi. Though I was looking forward to the event, but didn’t expect the impact it… Read More Persian Poetry: Finding What’s In Our Heart
Around 10 minutes ago I was snuggled up in bed taking a nap. Then a thought came over me. It said I need to make a little more effort than that. I really couldn’t make much of an argument other than “it’s cold out there”, so I bounced back up, and switched the kettle on.… Read More Why I cancelled my nap
Each encounter I’ve had with Lesley and Tom has left me with strong feelings, positive feelings amongst all the sad things I witness happening in this world. On my bus ride home, I saw a girl sitting on the floor with a cardboard sign. I knew instantly it was Lesley. Surprised to see her again,… Read More VIDEO: The homeless explain how you can help someone on the streets!
11pm. On the bus home from work. I’m questionning faith humanity, my past, my present and my future. I just want to get home, collapse and sleep it all off. In a daze, I see through the condensated glass windows, so clearly, cardboard with “Smile it’s free” painted on. A spark triggered inside of me.… Read More VIDEO: “Smile. It’s Free.” – A message from the homeless