Since starting the learning journey and sharing more about my Indian heritage, I've gotten an influx of questions about my upbringing. Some would say that I'm not the typical Indian female that is represented in the media or elsewhere. I would argue about the importance of expressing individuality, I agree with some aspects of expressing my culture. My upbringing was like any child in a South Asian family. My parents had expectations, and I had to meet them. Being female was
Top 5 Superfoods to Add to Your Summer Diet! By Meesha Kamali Blueberries When: May through October. Why: Combat inflammation. Anthocyanins, the natural plant compounds that give blueberries their deep colour, may have antidiabetic effects. How: Pancakes, smoothies, fruit salads and frozen snacks! Watermelon When: May through August.
Why: Aside from the refreshing factor, watermelons have lycopene which is an effective weapon against prehypertension, a precursor to cardiovasc
By Meesha Kamali I am far too familiar with anxiety and have been affected by it for as long as I remember. It’s not easy and coming to a place where I can accept it has been quite empowering. When people meet me, they rarely believe that this bubbly, positive woman in front of them hits some very low lows regularly. I learned to put on a mask pretty well- not necessarily a good thing! This fast-paced world that we live in requires us to carry ourselves with a level of streng
In the late 90's I started working in the beauty and fashion industry. It had been a fantastic experience, but somewhere along the way, I lost my way when I lost my job in 2010. The funny thing is, during the ten years I worked, I secretly thought of what else or where else I could go, even though I had a position I loved working for THE makeup brand at the time. During that 7 years, I lived in survival mode—every decision I made reactionary. The first thing I did was get a
By Loveleen Rai Pride is a great time to talk to your kids about the LGBTQ experience. Helping them understand kindness, diversity and accepting others for who they truly are. If you get to do all this while having fun with your kids, that’s a win for everyone! 2020 Pride Month does look very different from last year. Last year as parents, we were looking to include our kids in some of the month-long Pride celebrations. This year we will look to celebrate at home and keep tea