I was hugely taken back when the lovely Hardi nominated me for the Sisterhood of The World Bloggers Award, an award which gives credit to women across the globe who darn well deserve it! Being a new blogger it is a great achievement to be nominated for this award as it implies there are people out there who are listening to my voice. It also encourages me to carry on writing and rising awareness on issues which I’ve been told by many to hush down on.
So thank you once again Hardi, and for the rest of you check out her blog. A young’un with infinite potential to educate by breaking down heavy issues and giving her unique perspective on them and also just lovely girl in general 🙂
The Rules which need to be followed:
- Provide the link to the person who nominated you.
- Add the reward logo.
- Answer the questions your nominator has asked.
- Nominate 7 other bloggers and let them know via comments.
- Ask your nominees 10 questions.
Here now my answers to Hardi’s questions she kindly proposed:
1) Why in the first place did you start blogging?
- Escapism, strangely enough. Escapism from all the mainstream and generic stuff that have no concern to me. This blog is my own personal space it allows me to express whatever I wish to. This for me is great mental relief.
2) Provide 10 facts about yourself:
- 19 years old
- Born and bred in Berkshire, London.
- Learning to drive an automatic car because I refuse to bow down to your old-fashioned mentality that by driving a manual car it means you’re more “clever”. Yeah right guise
- Never watched The Lion King 😦
- Favorite author by far Khaled Hosseini
- Banksy for me is a political hero and amazing artist
- Favorite curse work “Fu*k”
- Went on holiday to Dubai a week for before my A-level exams took place. My teachers and peers thought I lost mind but hey I still got BBB for my A- levels 😉
- I have 3 other sisters who are like my best friends, people call us the kardashians (cause we’re always together) or Fantastic Four.
- I love to travel to places with my sisters because we really do have great banter and are just bloody hilarious.
3) Which is one movie closest to your heart, and why?
- ‘A mighty heart’ why? Well its about a woman’s strength, courage, devotion and heartbreak to get her husband back whose been kidnapped by a terrorist group in Pakistan. It’s based on a true story. A very bold film
4) Where do you see yourself 10 years down the line?
- In’Sha’Allah (in Gods will) to be married and have children who I can share my passion with, teaching them about the world, inspiring them to see from different perceptions and not to judge one’s character by the colour of their skin, religion, or social class.
5) What are you passionate about, and why?
- This. Blogging. Discussing about issues that are hushed upon by society. Blogging gives me a platform to have a voice that people from all over the world can listen to.
6) What makes your heart skip a beat?
- Nature’s beauties.
7) If you could spend your day with one person who isn’t alive, who would it be, also why?
- Malcolm X, just imagine how much he would blow your mind! He was a man who strongly believed in what he did a controversial character for sure but none the less magnificent.
8) One thing that makes you proud of your existence?
- The fact that I managed to keep myself together when my mother suffered from a brain hemorrhage 4 years ago, when I was 15. The household could have easily collapsed as I also had younger siblings to take care of whilst still going to school myself. My mother was in hospital for 1 year, my little brother was 2 years old at that time, and so attending to his needs was a very demanding process. However, despite all this me and my older sister managed to keep our composure and just get on with it. Nothing makes me proud than looking back and knowing how strong and brave we were.
9) Is there something you always wanted to do or always wanted to say but couldn’t?
- “I wish I was born a different race”
10) Any social campaigns which you strongly support/would love to support?
- The Amnesty International campaigns- ‘ 16 Days against Gender Violence’ campaign which challenges violence and discrimination against women and girls and also the denial of sexual and reproductive rights.
My wonderful nominees are:
My 10 questions are:
- What inspired you to start your blog?
- Biggest pet-peeve?
- What do you love to do to unwind?
- What’s you biggest phobia?
- What’s it like where you grew up?
- If you could be any historical icon who would it be and why?
- What would you label yourself as if you had to?
- If the world was going to end what 1 wish would you like to fulfill?
- Would you rather regret doing something or not doing it at all?
- If you were given a day off from all your responsibilities and duties how would you spend it?