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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

Leaving Islam – irreconcilable differences

Leaving Islam – irreconcilable differences

Previously I owned up to the deep disquiet I’ve been feeling about my faith; how I suppressed it, and how I tried to reignite my conviction.

But my quest only unearthed more reasons to hold it in question. This wasn’t a dip in devotion – it was a derailment.

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Vanishing Point - losing my mind to anorexia

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


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Expat Lasts – A Life Of Goodbyes

Always anticipating the call for last orders expats tend to neck Life’s opportunities like it’s Happy Hour.


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.



Leaving Islam - the greatest jihad?

Goodbye Islam…..this is where I continue my journey on a path you can’t follow.