Popular online mag Vagabomb puts ‘Memoirs of My Body’ on its list of ’10 amazing books by women’ everyone should read!

“A former journalist and current columnist and illustrator, Shreya writes about everything women aren’t supposed to talk about – the female body, bodily fluids, sex, periods, relationships, and men. Sometimes funny and witty, sometimes sad and poignant, this book is sure to speak to every woman who reads it…”

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‘Memoirs of My Body’ an International Women’s Day 2019 pick by the worldwide book-sharing organisation Book Fairies

“International Women’s Day (March 8th) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year World of Books are celebrating brilliant women in literature by partnering with worldwide book-sharing project, The Book Fairies, providing them with 2,000 books to hide around the globe. The books celebrate inspiring female writers…”

Please click on pic to read this fabulous list which includes Margaret Atwood, Alice Walker, Daphne Du Maurier, Gloria Steinem, Maya Angelou, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, Arundhati Roy, and Charlotte Bronte!

My newspaper column for March is about women and fundamental freedoms

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 15: Members of the public protest against the The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Photo from the internet.

“…This month (and every other in my long career as a woman), I have despaired over the widespread murder of women. As I lament the loss of London’s Sarah Everard, the six Asian women gunned down in Atlanta, and the rising tide of femicide of the past weeks in India, I am gripped by a terrible déjà vu. We’ve all been here before; reassured by our leaders that they’ll take firm steps to protect women, we watch history repeating as they blithely fail. And like a cracked record I find myself railing against our mistreatment again; fitfully hopeful that speaking up might make a tiny difference…”

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My newspaper column for February is on sleep and its deprivation

“…Now I count sheep, or my version of it — I decorate houses in my head. Not a thwarted interior designer, I have no clue why I do this. I suspect I’m looking for the perfect bed, with that gentle, form-hugging dip in the middle that will cradle me to sleep. Like fairy tale insomniac Goldilocks braving a den of bears to find sleep, I’ve tried this solution and I’ve tried that. But when all’s said and done, throughout my life, what’s worked best on restless nights is the soothing act of writing. Sometimes about sleep.”

Please click on the gorgeous painting by Van Gogh of his Bedroom at Arles to read my column in full.