@ambitiousmamas: Blogging about everyday issues

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“We take ‘pride’ in being out, but for some it’s just not possible”

Being an ally to the Gay community is important to me even though I am not gay. When I was growing up in Asia, gay people were seen as ‘others’ whose lifestyles were not acceptable.…

Podcast launch on Southasian feminism

A brand new series titled ‘Masala Podcast’ is being launched on the 8th of October in London introducing South Asian feminism. While there is no singular way to live as a South Asian women, each…

Start your day with gratitude

Most mornings I wake up feeling utterly grumpy at the long list of things to do that lie ahead of me for the day. This is followed by a long sigh when I have to…

According to a Tory, paying attention to diversity is ‘pretend socialism’

There are some moments in life when I am more pleased to be a feminist than at other times. Being able to recognise prejudice disguised as a noble call of ‘equality for everyone’ is one…

The culture clash of a four day working week

People are arguing about how Labour’s proposal to implement a 4 day working week will make us the laughing stock of the world. I think that ship has sailed don’t you? What gets me is…

When do you turn your heating on?

It’s a British peculiarity to stave off turning on one’s heating for as long as possible. As an immigrant, I am cyclically bemused at this time of every year by ‘heating shaming’. It’s almost a…

South Asian Women Breaking Silences and Speaking Up

I challenged and questioned the Asian patriarchy throughout my childhood while growing up on the continent. My childhood was peppered with ‘don’t do’ and ‘not allowed to do’. It was an existence defined in unequal…

Just how broad can a broadchurch become?

I feel as if I have been here many times before. An association, group, party, organisation, call it whatever you wish, sets in motion a change which causes seismic breaks in the norms of its…

‘The challenges a Muslim woman faces’

“I only get half share of any inheritance of what my brothers get.” “During prayers, I cannot pray in the same row as my sons but must always be behind them.” “As a wife, I…

A Guide to Using Essential Oils Around Your Pets

Every day, more households are making an effort to go natural. Essential oils have become a must-have tool for families trying to eliminate chemicals from their home and taking a DIY approach to life. However,…

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