Welcome to my world, an exploration of culture and identity through the eyes of a mixed-race, expat family (currently based in Canada), and a voyage into the volatile waters of life with Asperger’s and Bipolar  – it’s all here, captured through words and images in my ExpatLog.

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“I am in between. Trying to write to be understood by those who matter to me, yet also trying to push my mind with ideas beyond the everyday. It is another borderland I inhabit. Not quite here nor there. On good days I feel I am a bridge. On bad days I just feel alone.”


 Sergio Troncoso, Crossing Borders: Personal Essays

Different Cultures

Expat life and mixed-race marriage

Where do you want to go today?

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Different Realities

Living with Asperger’s and Bipolar II

Your favourites

Expats Are Born Not Made. Discuss

What drives the urge to explore?


Marrying into a different culture – The clash of East and West

Let’s just say my husband’s decision to marry a ‘ghori’ wasn’t a cause for celebration among his relatives.


Vanishing Point - losing my mind to anorexia

I weighed just 91lbs but the burden of anorexia was incalculable.


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Bangles, Betrothal & 'A Good Pakistani Girl'

Mummyji’s churian fit snugly… I thought they must have been in place since she was very young.

Latest from the blog

Humor & Depression

Between the ages of twelve and thirteen I discovered being funny made switching schools easier. I found this poem I wrote back then that could have applied to the comic luminary we lost earlier this week.


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Kind words

Jack Scott, author
Aisha writes with intelligence, insight, depth and wit about mental health and cross-cultural issues.”
Farzana Hassan, author
Aisha is a gifted writer with fabulous insights.”
Jo Parfitt, writer, publisher
“…a lyrical writer”
Lorraine Sommerfeld, writer, columnist
You mine your childhood in a rich, non-victim way. I admire that, and I admire your skill.”
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So many things to click up there and you resisted them all? You’re clearly very discerning, try my favourites:Untitled

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