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I am an award-winning journalist, writing mostly for The Guardian, and have extensive experience in chairing, broadcasting, interviewing, talks, panels, and workshops. I am an author and in April 2016 my first book Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy (Saraband), a creative memoir comprised of nine essays for the nine months of pregnancy and birth, was published. It won the Saltire First Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Polari Prize. I am British Indian, from London, and based in Edinburgh with my partner, two children, and rescue dog. I am currently beginning work on my second book.