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My Story: Having the Right Mindset, Living With Extended Family Can Work.

I live with a large extended family and it works for me. ‘There are more important things in life than worry about who emptied the dishwasher’ We all know the age-old formula. You grow up, you get married, you move into your new family home – which usually includes your husband’s wider family.  Your grandparents […]

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Attitudes in the South Asian community towards Disability and those affected with Special Education Needs (SEN)..

Disability is still a taboo subject within many parts of Asian cultures. People with disabilities in countries like India and Pakistan are often seen as outcastes of society and worthless citizens. They won’t grow up to perhaps work and look after parents as many Asian people hope, and are therefore seen as a burden in […]

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My Story: Divorce. ‘I Wanted So Much More Than An Average Life’

I remember the day it happened very clearly. I was in bed, trying my hardest to fall asleep. But my eyes were still wide open and my mind was racing at full speed. I was looking out through the window, staring blankly at the brightness of the moon. The same question was going over and […]