My Writing

Please scroll down for my books, articles and poems.

How To Buy My Books

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You can buy Telltale Food: Writings from The Fay Khoo award 2017-2019 from Kinokuniya,  Gerakbudaya Penang and Localbooks.sg

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You can buy Bitter Root, Sweet Fruit from Gerakbudaya or MPH.

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You can buy Finding Jamilah and The Story of Yusuf  from Amazon’s Kindle store.

Happy reading!

Story Synopsis

Finding Jamilah

Jamilah Henderson knows three things: her mother is invincible, her hamster can’t stay still, and no matter how much she tries, she won’t fit in. When tragedy strikes her family, her world turns upside down. Will she heal the twenty-year rift between her grandparents and her parents? Finding Jamilah is a story about love, identity, and the gift of forgiveness.

The Story of Yusuf

“Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment, and especially on their children, than the unlived life of the parents.” – Carl Jung.

Yusuf Mohamed is in his final year of highschool, and the stakes are high. The pressure is on for him to excel, and to be the doctor that his father always wanted him to be. Truth be told, Yusuf doesn’t want to be a doctor. He wants to be the opposite of the medical or anatomical; he wants to be a poet and explore metre and rhyme. How will he reconcile his dreams and his father’s?

My Articles

Recent panel


Neurodiversity in SFF – Panel – QuaranCon2022

SBS Voices


Like many Asian mothers, I’m learning to ‘untiger’ myself

As an Asian woman, I understand the undercurrent of fear

I loved seeing the Asian diaspora in a Marvel film

Finding peace when you are irritated by most sounds

Malay phrases I won’t be using on my children

My Malay-Indian kids help me get closer to my roots

I loved reading fantasy growing up but there were never any characters like me

As an Asian woman, I understand the undercurrent of fear

In Raya, I finally identify with a Disney heroine’s journey

How I write knowing my relatives might be upset or offended

I practiced confinement after having my babies

How I will be celebrating Eid this year

I loved fantasy novels as a kid but could never fully relate

The messy reality of postpartum bodies is one we must confront

Shopping as an introvert is a whole new level of pain

Rivals for affection – how siblings survive narcissistic parents

Surviving life with a narcissistic parent

Being a Muslim doesn’t equal being Arab

Why the silence around family estrangement hurts

My best friend helps me cope with life as a sensory avoidant mum

How becoming a mum changed my art

My baby girl is a strong-willed child and I love her for it

Now that I’m a mum, I understand my own mother so much more

How two introverted parents can make an extrovert child

Muslim Matters

Quran Culture in Malaysia : Connecting Little Hearts To Islam

Laylatul Qadr For The Busy Caregiver

The Serenity Of Shawwal: Tips For Mothers

About Islam

5 Best Tips Before Making Your Final College Decision

How to Deal with Attraction to Non-Muslims

10 Steps to Quitting Pornography Addiction

A Quick Guide to Forming Healthy Friendships

What Wearing Hijab Means to You Today

SeekersHub Blog

Keep Calm And Mother On

Practising Compassion

Reconnecting With Family

An Exhausted Mother’s Eid Reflections

Daily Life

Noisy playdates, and other challenges of being an introverted mum

10 Things That Will Actually Happen After Having A Baby

The Value Of The Asian Tradition of Postpartum Lie-Ins

How I Came To Have An Unassisted Home Birth

Being a Muslim single mum

Are You ‘Too Sensitive’?

What It’s Really Like To Wear Hijab

The Feminist Wire

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

GamesBeat

Skyrim Is Better When It’s A Family Affair

Lip Mag

Mountains, Moonsets and Migrating Camels

Suicide And The Hollywood Machine: Why Do So Many Actors Take Their Own Lives?

Firstborn Syndrome: What Does Your Birth Order Say About You?

Perfection Is No Panacea

HSC: The Not-So-Final Frontier

From Lakemba To Lane Cove

MuslimVillage

Are You Married Yet?

An Ode To My Sisters

Much Ado About Niqab

Sisters, Marry Down!

Let’s Talk About Sex – Or Can’t We?

My Interviews

My Interview with Muslimah Montage

My Radio Interview on Marriage with Y Factor

My Creative Non-Fiction

Spotlight: Healing

My Poetry

Home

Opening The Eye of The Heart II

Ramadan

Sunflower

Digging Deep, Facing Self – Special Edition #1

Armed With Only Our Souls