April 27, 2013
I am a 51 year old Indian woman born in Burma and raised in Hong Kong who is currently living in Britain. My parents are Muslims and have taught me Islam although I am not a practicing Muslim.
I understand the difficulties facing women in both developing countries and developed countries.
I am a mother of 3 teenagers, two of whom are girls therefore, the idea of transforming this world to work for girls in the future is very close to my heart.
I am now at a crossroads of my life desperately looking for work in a country that still "discriminates" against women and especially older women. This is not openly expressed but it happens in practice.
I have always been passionate about the struggles of people around the world. My family faced with some those struggles when I was very young in being displaced from their home, learning to live in a foreign country, respecting each others cultures and values. These changes had huge impact on my life and how I think.
I worked with the UNHCR for 10 years before committing to full-time motherhood. I did not completely stay away from assisting people. I continued to work in a job that helped families struggling financially. I hope to continue to contribute to humanity in any way I can.
The idea of World Pulse journal impresses me a lot and look forward to be actively involved and support the work that you do.