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I'm Dr Shalini Moorthy. I was born in Chennai, India. I moved to the United Kingdom during my childhood as a first generation immigrant with my parents. I finished my PhD in 2019 in Cancer Research and at present, working as a senior drug discovery scientist in the pharmaceutical industry. I have a passion for dancing as well as reading and writing about societal issues. I like to focus on two key areas. Firstly, women empowerment, which include breaking down patriarchy and promoting feminism. Secondly, mental health awareness, in particular, overcoming grief, fighting racism and bullying and how women of colour can succeed in life.
When a woman questions about religion, culture or spirituality, she is instantly judged. It is seen as an unforgivable act and society comes to the conclusion that she lacks morals. I’m curious, and I want everyone to answer this question not from your mind but from your heart or gut. How many of you are […]
Marriage is a big culture change. Change of family dynamic, change of communication (particularly the style of talking and sense of humour), change of lifestyle, change of dietary habits and so much more.
Burnout is when we reach a point of exhaustion as a result of overworking. Most women, particularly working women, will experience burnout sometime in their lifetime owing to a lack of work-life balance or an uneven split of household responsibilities. I’ve been married for 5 years. Only recently, I came to the realisation that the […]
In India, the dowry prohibition act was put into force in 1961. More than 60 years have passed by but very little has changed. Dowry is still something that haunts many families. On behalf of many parents who are victims of this unjustifiable practice, I would like to voice this out loud and clear. Indian […]
I was 23 when I approached my final university degree. There I was in my first year PhD, in my dirty lab coat working long hours, sometimes even past midnight doing experiments. It was that time I realised I needed a positive distraction in my life. Someone to share my life with and eventually to […]
Happy grieving? Sounds ironic? – Well, here are a few words of wisdom for anyone out there battling with grief. During the winter of 2021, my mother was diagnosed with Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), an extremely rare and cruel autoimmune condition. What started as a simple fever, escalated to multiple organ failure within 7 days. She […]
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