As a blogger, you are your own boss. You’re able to carve out the career you want by choosing the content you put up and the projects you want to associate yourself with.
There isn’t a manual when it comes to issues like outgrowing your current offering and how to best oversee a rebrand. But despite it all, this is exactly what I did in 2017 after going back and forth on whether this was the right thing to do.
I didn’t quite achieve the most important goal I had set myself for 2017, which was a bit of a downer. However I did begin to understand what I needed to do in order to potentially be a step closer in 2018.
The notification on my phone stopped me in my tracks. It read: ‘Explosion at New York’s Port Authority bus terminal was “attempted terrorist attack.”‘
Immediately a thousand thoughts ran rampant in my mind over the weekend. Did anyone die? Where do my family and friends work? Where is Port Authority?!
Henry Miller said “Writing is its own reward” – something I’m sure the Women’s Writes Network agrees with.
What’s surprising however is the number of women of colour who possess this talent but haven’t tapped into it.
So to address this gap, myself and two friends, Hasina and Priya, decided to develop workshops to help these women. The BBC Asian Network were interested in the Women’s Writes Network and invited us on air to find out more.
You can listen to the full interview above (and listen to me blank out live on air… so embarrassing!)
It was Tuesday. Day four of Ramadan, day two of my period. My cramps were unbearable and I was about to both cry because of the podcast I was listening to and shout at this guy whose rucksack kept touching me.
Commute aside, indoors with no one invading my personal space, I was asked how I’d been finding fasting.
“Oh I’m not fasting this week,” I said hesitantly, knowing what was about to happen.
“Why’s that?” I was asked.
“I’m on my period so I’ll be starting next week,” I said, wondering why I had to now justify myself.