MONITA RAJPAL

 

 

 

We are the sum of our varied experiences. I spent 20 years reporting on hard news but I also presented a show about all the things I loved: design, architecture, entertainment, with a key interest in the creative process. I was born to Indian parents in Hong Kong but grew up in Toronto and have lived in America and London. Now I am raising my son with my husband in the beautiful English countryside.

 

With this blog, I actively search for narratives, stories that are representative of our diverse human experience. Those stories are out there but are often relegated to "special issues" in mainstream media. For me, that's not enough. It's not good enough. From race, ethnicity, gender, and age, we all have a voice that needs to be heard. As a journalist and now blogger, it is my job and my passion to find those stories and share them. After all, as I learned from day one as a journalist, everyone has a story. Everyone. That is why I started this blog. To find those stories, to share those narratives, and to celebrate our diversity. I created it to bring perspective, depth, and context to the stories making news.

I am interested in people, our journeys, how we think, and what makes us who we are. If you’re like me, and you’re someone whose interests range from psychology to pop culture; wellness & news; architecture & design; then welcome! 

 

"The task is clear: to create a culture of caretaking in which no one and nowhere is thrown away, in which the inherent value of people and all life is foundational."

--Naomi Klein

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