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In a double dose of displacement, Expatlog follows our experiences as a mixed-race, expat family, through the slightly askew bifocals of Asperger’s and Bipolar.

That’s about as ‘outsider’ as you can get…

Different Cultures

Expat life and mixed-race marriage

What are you up for today?


Different Realities

Living with Asperger’s and Bipolar II

Your favourites

Vanishing Point - losing my mind to anorexia

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

Telegraph poles disappearing into the sunset

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.

“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

Latest from the blog

How People With Autism Fake It

Recently, the mere anticipation of writing has resulted in instant mental paralysis and thought desertion – until this morning when I spilt an entire cup of coffee; the second one in a fortnight. To put it succinctly, I lost my shit

Doing Autism Differently

With a lump in my throat I described my beautiful, clever, mischievous daughter and discussed all the ways we could help make her future the antithesis of my past.

Leaving Islam – the hangover

There’s no room for questions or variance in expression of belief in Islam – to be true to myself I must step out.

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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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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