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It comes as little surprise that victims of extreme weather conditions, such as floods, wildfires or droughts, often go on to suffer mental health conditions as a result of this trauma. …

2021 Reading List

Photo by Alfons Morales on Unsplash
  1. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  2. This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
  3. Intimations by Zadie Smith
  4. All About Love by bell hooks
  5. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  6. We are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby
  7. Queenie by Candice Carly-Williams
  8. Women and Power by Mary Beard
  9. Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  10. Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela
  11. Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
  12. The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write
  13. Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman
  14. On Connection by Kae Tempest

Collection of short book reviews on pieces/books I’ve read in an attempt to encourage some more ‘reflecting’…

When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Paul Kalanithi’s When Breathe Becomes Air radiates the passion Kalanithi has for his work that I would be happy to achieve even half of in the…

Clothing Rack by Daian Gan from Pexels

In the early hours of April 24th 2013, the Rana Plaza — an eight-story garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh — collapsed in less than 90 seconds, bringing down 1,134 human lives with it and injuring a further 2,500, leaving only the ground floor intact.

This tragic incident is considered one…

  1. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
  2. The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
  3. Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
  4. Letters to the Earth
  5. One Day by David Nicholls
  6. The School of Life by Alain de Botton
  7. My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

Photo by Emma Simpson on Unsplash.com

That’s the whole story, I’m going to try to run 50 miles (80.5km) in the span of 30 days, and document it here… (no I don’t know why, just because I can, I’ll probably realise a more meaningful reason along the way).

Day 1) 26 May = 3.2 miles/5km


Mawlynnong, Meghalaya, “Abode of Clouds” — photo by Parthapratim Bhuyan

Almost hidden amongst the leafy, rolling hills of Meghalaya, a state located along the northern Bangladesh-India border, sits the village of Mawlynnong, God’s Own Garden. …

Ramadhan marks the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, where practising Muslims spend 30 days abstaining from food and drink between sunrise and sunset. This holy month is spent dismissing what are deemed material, earthly needs, with the intention of nurturing spiritual exploration instead.

In all our never-ending quests for…

Literature and loneliness have long been intertwined. With previously rare and anxiety-inducing terms like lockdown and social-distancing suddenly becoming an everyday reality — and despite the coronavirus pandemic being a global struggle leaving few lives untouched — a lot of us are feeling, understandably, alone.

Loneliness is both timeless and…

22nd April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Beginning in the United States on the 22nd April 1970, the action taken on the very first Earth Day led to the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts in the United States and many other countries soon followed suit.

50 years on, Earth Day has transformed into a…

Fahmida Miah

Words! If you want, you can read them! || More writing and some art: fahmidamiah.wixsite.com/studio

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