It’s been two years since I published my childrens picture book ‘Treasures of Jannah’ and I’ve spent the last few days reflecting on the blessings and impact in the last two years. The first year was focused on promotion and getting my book out in the world. The second year however, has been amazing and … More “Aunty Yasmin, I want to see you in Jannah” – It was all a dream…
Last week I met with some friends and as we laughed and joked over afternoon tea, the topic of being the “only one in the room” came up. We spoke about our experiences of being the ‘only one’ and how uncomfortable it can feel. I am very familiar with the feeling of being the only … More The only one in the room
When I was a passionate 18 year old, I was obsessed with the notion of ‘having it all’. I was ambitious, unstoppable and determined to have it all. You know, the idea that as a woman nothing should stop me from doing and achieving whatever I wanted. Nothing was going to stop me from climbing … More Can I really have it all?
When I was a little girl, I often daydreamed about living in a real fairy tale. I loved writing short stories that involved me doing extraordinary things that I could not do within my capability as a human being. Writing was my escape into a magical world filled with adventure where I could climb the … More The story behind my story
This week is International stress awareness week and we all know what it’s like to feel stressed – being under pressure is a normal part of life. Some stress can be beneficial to push us to perform at our best, however, too much stress can affect our wellbeing. This is particularly important when juggling motherhood, … More Me, my stress and I
I was ready to hang up the cape and choose a better lifestyle which wouldn’t result in burnout and exhaustion. This involved a lot of soul searching, unlearning and relearning the ingrained beliefs that I held. Superwoman had been born out of a combination of cultural and societal expectations, internal pressures and how she defined success. … More Hanging up the cape
Ever since I was young, I have always been a ‘doer’, an ‘achiever’. As I grew into womanhood, I was known among my family members and friends as the ambitious one. I can honestly say there is not one goal I set myself that I wouldn’t achieve, even against all odds and tough situations. All … More Superwoman