#AskMaame

In a previous life I was a psychotherapist. Now I’m a struggling writer with a residual desire to continue giving unsolicited advice on mental health and the human experience, in the hopes that something good will come out of my currently wasted therapy training.

Send in your questions using the form below and I’ll attempt to answer them. No promises though.

Episode 18: Headscarves and Going Home

 

There’s no place like home, truly; but is that where you want to be?

This week we explore the subject of going home after living abroad. Abi AK talks about her future plans for Dubai and the UK, and Maame B talks through reverse culture shock and feeling like an outsider at home.

We also drag Trump (never gets old), recap on Insecure’s penultimate episode, and give a quick review of Nappily Ever After!

Episode 17: Headscarves and Women

I am woman, hear me roar! Hint: This week’s episode is all about being a woman travelling and living abroad!

Abi AK debunks some myths about being a woman in an Arab country, and Maame B has her Western expectations dashed when it comes to being a woman in Australia.

There’s also an Insecure episode recap, and some news on UAE visas and crazy Australian politicians – oooh!

Episode 16: Headscarves and Language

Actions speak louder than words, but words help too! This week’s episode is all about language!

Abi AK shares her library of useful Arabic phrases for living and working in Dubai, and Maame B tries to explain what an Esky is, and having to decode regular English words when they’ve been given an Australian twist!

We also drag the US Open umpire trying to ruin two black women’s lives (Serena and Naomi), and recap on Insecure and changing friendships.

Image credit: Globe Speech Bubble by Kathleen Black from the Noun Project

Episode 15: Headscarves and Money

This week is all about money, money, money, money! Money! Specifically, managing your money when living abroad!

Abi AK talks about the best ways to manage a lavish lifestyle in Dubai without breaking the bank, and Maame B discusses saving for a rainy day and becoming a Melbourne deal-chaser! Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe, and use the hashtag #headscarvesandcarryons to let us know what you thought of the episode!

Image credit: currency by icongeek from the Noun Project

Monday madness or something less alarming

Hello friends,

I’m writing this on a Monday at 11.58am because this seems as good a time as any to request questions from you about your mental health, relationships, or just being a human in this trashy world. Plus, many people for various reasons hate Mondays, so why not take this opportunity to rant, to vent, to cry out “Why universe why?!” in the form of an email, to me, so that I can attempt to answer it in a coherent and hopefully helpful way?

Continue reading “Monday madness or something less alarming”