Reflections on the first year of parenting. After giving birth at the end of March 2020, Rhianna and her baby left the hospital to a world totally changed. In these strange times, she had to learn how to care for a baby and cope with every new experience. She found that being a parent is the most ordinary and the most extraordinary challenge, in ways she could never have prepared herself for.
At the age of twelve, seeing the ill-treatment meted out to fellow dwellers in the area of my living, a question arose in my heart. Is there a solution to this problem? Almost twenty years later, I found to my surprise that there is indeed a solution. However, there is a perpetual unwillingness in the minds of people to accept and implement the solution. Will the change ever come?
This article is about my experience with depression—putting it into words, describing it so that it’s more tangible and becomes much more real to someone who doesn’t know what it feels like. It’s to articulate in the best way I can how depression has affected me and how, personally, I view and experience it. This article also includes my experience with suicidal ideation as well as a close encounter with an attempt at suicide.
An honest conversation with Shaheen Mistri, the CEO of Teach for India exploring her journey to becoming a social entrepreneur, negotiating systemic inequalities, prioritising self care and inspiring others to act.
Working as a conductor in a male-dominated field, I explore some ideas on how we can move forward to increase gender diversity in Classical Music. A summary of where the industry currently is and where we are already making improvements, as well as personal reflections on what is left to achieve.
At the heart of social justice is the restoration of dignity to those who have been oppressed. There are times when this need is very personal, and the person under the yoke of oppression will seek out relief, from the most unlikely people. This was the case for Vickie when a male prison inmate passed her a roughly scribbled note and implored her not to read it till she got home.