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Autism and expatriation: two sides of the same coin when you think about it. A double dose of displacement, Expatlog follows our experiences as a mixed-race, expat family, through the tinted lens of Asperger’s and Bipolar. That’s about as ‘outsider’ as you can get…

“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

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Different Realities

Living with Asperger’s and Bipolar II

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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.


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Leaving Islam - the greatest jihad?

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

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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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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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