This Ramadhan, I’m okay with Crawling

I’ve a complicated relationship with faith and religion, which is why I shy away from writing or speaking about it. (Yes, women in hijab face this too) I used to beat myself up because of the struggle, only to realise that it served to push me further away from the goal of finding God. I…

Intro to Backpacking Course

Last Sunday, I combined several of my hats – teacher, traveller, facilitator – and conducted the Intro to Backpacking course, the first ever course for The Tudung Traveller Academy and I’m so glad it was such a blast! I knew I needed to carry out the course after getting so many emails from ladies who…

Thank you, 2017

Oh, 2017 was spectacular in its highs and lows. I had a traumatic experience early in the year, and for a very long time, I thought that was going to define my year. But it didn’t. I refused to allow it. I AM human though, and I did go through post-traumatic stress disorder. It took…

The Tudung Traveller Academy

A veteran teacher once told me as we parted at the airport: “Teach with your heart. Do it with lots of love. You’re educating souls who are seeking light. All souls seek love and light.” You see, I’m a teacher. I’m a great teacher. I try my best to make an impact on my kids’ –…

It’s okay to log off from the hate.

I’m aware of the news going around on Facebook and I know some of you may be triggered. If you are, and need the time and space to be offline, please do. I’m keeping away from FB myself. Reach out to the people around you. You don’t have to go through the darkness alone. The…