Help raise funds for HIV women shelter!

Last Sunday, Singapore’s The Straits Times featured Kak Rahayu, founder of Sinar Sofia, and the fundraising campaign that I am running for the HIV Women and Children Shelter that she runs. The Launchgood campaign aims to raise enough funds for them to sustain medical and daily needs for the shelter for at least a year,…

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…