Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system is hyper active and starts to attack healthy cells and tissues in the body. It is an illness that I am currently living with today and will have to endure forever.
As a Tamil kid, one common expectation in life is go to school, graduate, go to university and get a degree. Not to mention, striving to land the perfect high status job. Basically, you want to be the one perfect kid that every Tamil aunty and uncle compares his or her child to. You are expected to be at the top of the game ALL the time!
I have briefly mentioned experiencing bullying before, but after hearing about an incident in Netherlands of a young Tamil boy who took his life due to bullying, and receiving an email from a girl yesterday about similar issues she is facing, I thought I will write a blog about my thoughts on this, in the hope that this may create a ray of hope for anyone out there who feels what I felt many years ago.
A Collective Journey of Awareness and Empowerment Ten months since its launch, A.N.B.U. அன்பு is preparing to kick off its video series awareness campaign. A.N.B.U., which stands for Abuse Never Becomes Us, is a not-for-profit community organization that provides services to those impacted by childhood sexual abuse within the Tamil community. Their video campaign will […]
The age old question vegetarians and vegans get asked: (https://hashtaggovegan.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/780.jpg) As a vegetarian of two years, I can attest to the diverse sources of non-animal protein we have access to – especially from the legume family, which include beans, lentils and peas. On that note, say hello to a vital member of the legume family: […]
In May of 2013, the Stanford University neurosurgical resident Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic lung cancer. He was thirty-six years old. In his two remaining years—he died in March of 2015—he continued his medical training, became the father to a baby girl, and wrote beautifully about his experience facing mortality as a doctor and a patient. […]