Culture and Identity: concepts that captivate and confound. 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…

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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

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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.


Merry Christmas from the muzzies

Merry Christmas from the muzzies

Peace, love, joy, gratitude and a spirit of giving and goodwill – what’s not to get behind? Think about it, are any of those against your religion??


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 we part as 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.

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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Jack Scott, author
Aisha writes with intelligence, insight, depth and wit about mental health and cross-cultural issues.”
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Aisha is a gifted writer with fabulous insights.”
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“…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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