I was approached by Y-Factor’s Miran Hosny about having an interview with them about Finding Jamilah, my articles and travels! You can find the interview here. My segment comes up midway through the hour-long program.
It was really encouraging to hear positive feedback from friends and family who tuned in! I was particularly touched by the mothers with babies who were upset that they missed it, and who then asked for the link so they could hear it 🙂 May Allah reward you all for being so supportive!
On another note, I really enjoyed this short TED talk about Losing Everything. It really made me stop and think. If I lost everything the way David Hoffman did – my writing, my paintings, my sketches, my personal effects – would I be able to make something good out of it? Food for thought.
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Raidah Shah Idil is a student counsellor, poet, writer, and creative instructor with a passion for YA (young adult), fantasy, sci-fi and detective fiction. She was born in Singapore and moved to Australia at the age of 12. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (English) and Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the University of New South Wales in 2005.
After working as a marketing copywriter and studying the Islamic Sciences in Amman, Jordan for nearly two years, she returned to Sydney, got married, then moved to Malaysia. While working as a part-time tutor at Axiom Learning, she works as an online counsellor for Seekershub Global. She has completed her Diploma of Counselling through the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. Her full-time job is raising her baby daughter. Everything else is squeezed in between. Literally. Her writing has been published in The Feminist Wire, SISTERS magazine, Daily Life, Lip Mag and Venture Beat. Raidah’s poetry was recently published in the ‘Armed With Only Our Souls’ online DDFS chapbook by New York poet Caits Meissner. Her debut double-featured novel, “Finding Jamilah and the Story of Yusuf” was published by MyLegacy publications in early 2014.
In her spare time (ha), she reads, listens to audiobooks, goes on walks, and is always on the lookout for tasty noodle soup. She currently lives in a green, leafy suburb in Kuala Lumpur with her husband, three small children and mother-in-law.
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