Was accepted on the prestigious World Literacy Foundation Ambassador 2020 Program and
completed my Future Learn MOOC - The Power of Podcasting For Storytelling.
Surgery (March 2020)
For those that don't know I was admitted to hospital after a few weeks of excruciating pain in my left ovary and required urgent surgery.
My cyst was removed 17th March 2020.
My consultant informed me that the cyst had ruptured and had welded itself to my colon and left ovary. He removed the white ruptured cyst cleaned me up. but could not see any signs of Endometriosis or PCOS due to inflammation.
I was in two minds about attaching photographs of my ruptured cyst and decided against it.
Thank you to all my friends and family who sent get well messages.
Plastic Free July 2020
My Goals This Year
This is my second year supporting Plastic Free July.
I made a positive start last year and am continuing to reduce my plastic consumption by focusing on reusable and circular products that are easily available in Dubai.
I hope to reduce my consumption of menstrual hygiene and cleaning products and learn how to make my own soap, body wash, bread, conditioner and compost my waste..
It will be a long work in progress.
I hope to continue with Plastic Free July as long as I physically can.
Thank you for reading my blog and supporting a world with less plastic and zero waste.
Love, peace and blessings...
What is Plastic Free July?
Plastic Free July was started by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and a small team of local government in Western Australia, it is now one of the most influential environmental campaigns in the world.
Millions of people across the globe take part every year, with many committing to reducing plastic pollution far beyond the month of July.
Source: Plastic Free July
My Plastic Free July Pledge
This year I am determined to continue and reduce my plastic consumption and educate others in the process.
My Plastic Free July video - Join Me!
Credit: Plastic Free July Official YouTube Channel
Plastic Free July Gallery - Week 1
This year I've decided to focus my plastic free july journey on my health and well being.
I began Plastic Free July with a Plastic Free Teabags.
Clipper Plastic Free Tea Bags
Fairtrade Divine Chocolates!
Fairtrade Olive Oils from Palestine and Lebanon
Najma al Subah apricot jam - Fair Trade Lebanon
Cedar Honey - Fair Trade Lebanon
I love herbal teas!
My self-care and healing - a work in progress. Here's my green salad.
Fresh fruit and vegetables for juicing
WORLD LITERACY FOUNDATION AMBASSADOR PROGRAM 2020
This June I applied to apply as a World Literacy Foundation Ambassador with the World Literacy Foundation. My application was successful.
Welcome video message from the CEO Mr Andrew Kay
ABOUT THE WORLD LITERACY FOUNDATION
In 2003 Mr Kay established the World Literacy Foundation with the goal to bring books, tutoring and literacy resources to children without any support.
Since its inception it has supported over 315,000 children around the world.
This is my second year participating in Plastic Free July and due to my three surgeries and Covid-19 I have found the challenge difficult.
The UAE ethical movement is still in its infancy and substitutes for products like reusable/circular feminine hygiene and natural beauty products for acne/sensitive skin are limited.
I hope to continue my plastic/zero waste journey and hope to gradually reduce my consumption of menstrual hygiene and cleaning products and learn how to make my own soap, body wash, bread, conditioner and compost my waste..
It will be a long work in progress, but I'm optimistic.
I'm Sabeena Ahmed owner and creator of The Little Fair Trade Shop. I've been an individual associate member of the World Fair Trade Organization since 2011 and together with my artisans I bring you a bespoke collection of ethically sourced fashion & gifts.