Jhilmil Breckenridge

Jhilmil Breckenridge is a poet, writer and activist who speaks out about mental health, incarceration and abuse. She has just completed her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Westminster. Her poems often worry about issues of feeling lost in a changing world, the immigrant or foreign experience, love and loss and longing, and nostalgia for times gone by. When she is not writing, she is chasing clouds and rainbows with her iPhone.

Voice of Jhilmil Breckenridge

I Am More Than The Mental Illness Label Given To Me

For anyone with a mental illness label, they know only too well that they are judged forever. Whether they are a functioning individual or not isn’t considered.

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Are We Reduced To Voyeuristic Consumers Of News Without Conscience? Is It All Just About Titillation?

Every day, patriarchy rears its head in many ugly incidents, and while the media has a field day with these, we, the citizens, have become mere consumers of news.

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Discovering The Stronger, Leaner, And Fitter Me, With This Wonder Fitness Programme!

Read on to find out how one woman found her way to fitness with the High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) programme.

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Mental Illness Stigma And Discrimination. It Is Time This Was Eradicated!

“I have anxiety disorder” is treated differently from "I have diabetes, so no sugar, please.” Why should there be this mental illness stigma?

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Author And Poet Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni On The Professional, The Personal, And The Profound

Best selling and award winning author and poet, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni in conversation with Jhilmil Breckenridge.

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Here’s How To Overcome Writer’s Block, The Bane Of Every Writer

Here is some historical perspective on it, and tips on how to overcome writer's block - that bane of all writers, great and small.

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How You Can Use Mindfulness As A Tool For Your Wellbeing

Trust in mindfulness for health, and an awareness of your body and self, and see it being translated into a positive lifestyle. 

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The Kate Middleton Wardrobe Malfunction Coverage Is Really About Body Shaming

There has been much brouhaha over Kate Middleton's wardrobe malfunction during the royal couple's India visit. Must this body shaming be permitted any more?

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There Had Once Been A Home…Winning Entry By Jhilmil Breckenridge For The #GoodwynTea Writing Contest

She had once had a home, with children. Until her husband disappeared with their children. Life had come to a standstill after that. Or, had it? #TeaBagStrength winning entry.

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