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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…

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Expat life and mixed-race marriage

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What are you up for today?

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Living with Asperger’s and Bipolar II

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

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

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

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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

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[et_pb_accordion_item title=”Jack Scott, author”] “Aisha writes with intelligence, insight, depth and wit about mental health and cross-cultural issues.” [/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”Farzana Hassan, author”] Aisha is a gifted writer with fabulous insights.” [/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”Jo Parfitt, writer, publisher”] “…a lyrical writer” [/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”Lorraine Sommerfeld, writer, columnist”] You mine your childhood in a rich, non-victim way. I admire that, and I admire your skill.” [/et_pb_accordion_item]

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aishaisabelashraf@gmail.com

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