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Elita Karim experienced domestic abuse from her husband, and is now rebuilding her life and thriving

“How I got my life back after leaving my abusive husband”

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Elita Karim
  • “I was married to a covert narcissist for 14 years – this is how I finally healed from his abuse”
    Relationships

    “I was married to a covert narcissist for 14 years – this is how I finally healed”

  • From pangs of loneliness to a sense of self-assurance: what it’s really like to be an only child
    Life

    “I’ve hated being an only child my entire life. Here’s why I’m finally coming to terms with it”

  • A woman looking at a festive house
    Mental Health

    A word to the wise: don’t force yourself to feel festive this Christmas

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The back of a woman looking out of the window
Relationships

“I’m single, in my 30s and want to move out of home – but I’m South Asian so it’s not that easy”

“Who would have thought that something as simple as moving out as an unmarried woman would come with such shame and guilt?”

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Anchal Seda
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“Don't go in the sun”: Anchal Seda on the harmful colourism South Asian women face growing up
Books

“Everyone wants to be the fairest of them all”: the reality of colourism for South Asian women

“Getting darker was the number one thing for me to steer clear of,” writes Anchal Seda.

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Anchal Seda
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Margaret Keenan, the first person to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in the UK, is applauded by health workers at Coventry Hospital.
Health

What we mustn’t forget as we celebrate the coronavirus vaccine

“Yes, the vaccine marks a turning point in the fight against Covid-19, but today’s news does not mark the end of this fight.”

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Lauren Geall
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Mental Health

“Why am I so ashamed to admit I’m feeling lonely?”

As lockdown loneliness levels reach a new peak, one writer explores her relationship with feeling lonely during the pandemic.

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Lauren Geall
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