The following essay was an auto-ethnographic assignment to my MRes anthropology module Migration, Borders and Space: Decolonial Approaches. Looking at recent case studies such as Shamima Begum and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as well as my experience with Iranian refugees, what does it mean to be multicultural?
Disabled or depressed: a blurry line
Signs of a mental and physical health flare ups often overlap, so how do I avoid getting caught up in the middle?
The spiritual commodification of body
How can we fight back against an objectification of our body in society by accepting that nothing is truly as it seems?
Memory and meaning: how our subconscious codes you safe
Dissecting our personality into multiple agents taking care of each other like a family might be the healing tool you've been waiting for.
Codependency and me
On letting go of codependency to live with fear and love.
The localisation of trauma in the body
How is trauma stored in the body over time, and how do we release it to cure aches?
Yesterday’s shower won’t keep you clean today
When does the healing journey ever end, and why are we so obsessed with it?
My inky prison of a mind and how it danced again
On how music reaches the soul where words fail.
Finding meaning in irony
A post I wrote was deleted, and somehow I am glad it did.
Boundaries don’t exist if there are no consequences
They say boundaries are a sign we care about the other, because we chose to be tough instead of abandon the relationship. So what if someone doesn't respect them?