A heart for baby Fattah

Baby Fattah is here, alhamdulillah!! One of Sinar Sofia’s residents, M, has given birth to a baby boy, and after sorting out several complications, have been allowed to go home. Both are HIV+, and baby Fattah has to go to the clinic every 3 days for blood works and doctor’s review. That’s really a lot…

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’ –…

World Mental Health Day 2017

“It was so painful. I was so scared. I can’t believe you have it multiple times!” I helped a dear friend through her first panic attack recently. I assured her that she wasn’t alone, that I was present, that she wasn’t dying, and that it will pass. It eventually did pass for her, after she…

You look too put together.

Someone made a remark to me a while ago: You look too put together to have a panic disorder. I get a panic attack and I look like a mess. I’d shifted around guiltily and said that my social media feed doesn’t feature how I look when it hits because I cannot possibly take a…