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Grass

We all deserve the best Yes, we all do. Ever the person you like the least, even the person that doesn’t like you. I’ve placed so much importance on you So much importance To me you’re important You was important Because to me you were special Nothing was greener on the other side Because I […]

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Update (October) – The Campaign

I welcome the announcement by Amber Rudd. It is somewhat reassuring to see the government acknowledge the true extent of the devastation and pain acid attacks inflict on its victims and their families, both psychologically and physically. Because of this, and the sheer fear and life-changing injuries acid can cause, I do hope this is […]

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Inner Strength

I have heard it hundreds, maybe even thousands of times: “Resh, you’re so strong. Resh, you’re inspiring.” People send me heartfelt messages or approach me in public applauding me for handling the situation I am in in the way I have. I want to know what makes me so different? Why am I the strong […]

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A Few Photos

Over the weekend I shared a few photos of myself from the night of Eid and I was blown over by people and their reactions. Thank you all so much for the compliments and kind words. I know many are watching my recovery or may be going through something similar, looking at themselves and wondering […]

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Progress (August)

Before you all get thinking I’m sat in a dark room all day every day rocking to myself, I thought I’d give you an update on my mental and physical state. You have all seen how I looked, my face was all swollen, my burns took my skin and I had my face washed with […]

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No Radox allowed

I know these posts aren’t very frequent, but I came to a dilemma about them: these posts are supposed to be my thoughts and recovery updates, but my thoughts are negative and my recovery upsets me. I didn’t want to write things that may make others feel down, but then I was told by a […]

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Patience

Here I’m sat, frantically typing away this post on my notes on my phone, whilst I sip my coffee and bite into my fresh wrap. I’m sat on what looks an old vintage wooden chair that’s been up-cycled. The soft khaki cotton back with a slight rip beautifully compliments the worn wooden arm rests beside […]

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Self Pity for nothing

I understand being upset is normal, so I won’t punish myself for my low moods and rollercoaster of emotions recently. But I’m sat here depressed about my face: Wondering if my eye will ever get back to normal. If my eyelids ever close again. What my skin colour will be. Where my scars will show. […]

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Thanks for calling me a bitch

Today has been a huge step forward for my personal development. But before I get into that, I want to talk about Instagram. Instagram, the social networking site that I usually find quite shallow. Everything based on photos, looks, what you appear to be like and have. Yet none the less, I use it myself. […]

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Update (July) – The Campaign

Sorry for such a delayed update. But in regards to update, wow do I have an update. So as you know, the campaign is doing really well. Sarmad’s petition has almost 500,000 supporters. Four hundred and fourtynine thousand nine hundred and filthy six people (online) supporting us, and the good what we are trying to […]

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