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January 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

January 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and am learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.

I participated in several webinars the first being the January 2023, World Pulse Changemaker Lab Live webinar about self-care.

The second webinar was organised by the Civil Society Consulting team and struggled to complete Modules 3, 4 and 5 of the Changemaker Lab 2022 Program.

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December 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

December 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.

I participated in several webinars the first being the November World Pulse Changemaker Lab Live webinar for Module 5.

The second, third and fourth webinars were Zoom Webinars organised by the World Pulse PIE Steering Committee, World Pulse Changemaker Lab team and Your Voice Heard Online Training team.

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Plastic Free July 2022 in English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Plastic Free July 2022 in English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

This year my right shoulder restricted me from posting daily and it took me a many weeks to edit and produce my Plastic Free July 2022 video in English and translated in Urdu.

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November 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

November 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.

I participated in several webinars the first being the November World Pulse Changemaker Lab Live webinar.

The second and third webinars were Zoom Webinars organised by the Interfaith Glasgow & Women's Environmental Network and World Pulse.

The World Pulse team had invited GoFundMe EU Director Elisa Liberatori Fioncchiaro to talk about the platform.

I wrote a blog in English and Urdu about Islamophobia Awareness Month.

The last webinar was about Fairtrade and Climate Justice hosted by the Fairtrade Foundation.

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Islamaphobia Awareness Month 2022 in English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Islamaphobia Awareness Month 2022 in English and Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

This is my humble effort to try to raise awareness for Islamophobia Awareness Month 2022.

November is Islamophobia Awareness Month

Congratulations on IAM's 10th anniversary and their perseverance and dedication to raise awareness about Islamophobia and eradicate hate and racism against Muslims in the UK.

However, the need for this organisation is a double edged sword, my question is why is Islamophobia awareness month still necessary?

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October 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

October 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.

I was also seriously ill with a viral stomach infection and had to rest due to the flu.

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Zero Waste Week 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Zero Waste Week 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

This is my humble effort to reduce my plastic consumption and waste for Zero Waste Week 2022. 

My health has been challenging with a painful right shoulder.

My health has prevented me from typing, walking and my anxiety has prevented me from visiting Zero Waste Shops and facilities.

I hope to support the Zero Waste Week 2022 movement with a translation in Urdu and more visits to Zero Waste Shops next year.

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August 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

August 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.

I was completed module 1 of the Changemaker Lab - World Pulse 2022 cohort and updated my initiative.

I was invited to participate in the World Pulse PIE Steering Committee.

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July 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

July 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and am learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.

I was accepted on the Changemaker Lab - World Pulse 2022 cohort and participated in Plastic Free July 2022.

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January 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

January 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

 Happy New Year!

This month I had a procedure and had 16 injections to alleviate the pain in my left shoulder.

I attended the January 2022 virtual IKEA LIVE Lagom session, Waste Not Want Not and wrote a my blog for World Cancer Day 2022.

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December 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

December 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

Another painful month and a stressful month with my left shoulder.

I went to see an orthopaedic consultant who recommended I have injections to alleviate the pain in my left shoulder.

I attended the virtual World Pulse Community Mentor Graduation 2021 and after 4 years wrote my personal experiences about Invisible Disabilities and Chronic Pain.

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Living with Invisible Disabilities and Chronic Pain with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Living with Invisible Disabilities and Chronic Pain with Sabeena Z Ahmed

My name is Sabeena, I love fair trade chocolate, travelling and writing blogs and producing films and about the fair trade producers and artisans I visit when I'm well.

I've lived with invisible disabilities for 30 years and chronic pain for last 4.

I've tried to keep the video short because my left shoulder is very painful.

Its been frustrating explaining my invisible medical disabilities and chronic pain to individuals who couldn't care less.

I'd like to change the narrative!

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November 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

November 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

Another painful month and a stressful MRI scan and multiple appointments to see my orthopaedic consultant. My left shoulder has been excruciatingly painful.

I was happy to receive my copy of Bruce Crowther's book 'Not In My Lifetime.'

I attended day one of the annual International Fair Trade Towns Conference 2021.

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October 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

October 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from all my surgeries. Another painful month with my shoulders causing me stress and pain.

I published my blog and videos about the World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Program in English and Urdu. This blog took 5 months to write and translate due to my painful shoulders.

I attended the Ethical Consumer Week online conference 2021 and wrote a summary of some of the sessions I attended.

I was chosen to attend the IKEA Lagom Live 9 month sustainability program.

I received my certificate for attending the Muslim Mental Health and Wellbeing Alliance Conference, Muslim Mental Health in an Unequal World.

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Zero Waste Week 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Zero Waste Week 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

This is my humble effort to reduce my plastic consumption and waste for Zero Waste Week 2021. 

My health has been challenging with a painful left shoulder and social anxiety.

Typing, mobility and anxiety has prevented me from going out.

I hope to support the Zero Waste movement with zest and vigour next year.

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September 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

September 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from all my surgeries. Another painful month with my shoulders causing me stress and pain.

I celebrated International Literacy Day 2021 online with the World Literacy Foundation.

I attended the World Pulse Community Mentor Midpoint Check In Zoom webinar with other mentors and mentees.

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Plastic Free July 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Plastic Free July 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

My Plastic Free July 2021 Summary.

This year was a painful and difficult Plastic Free July, my shoulders caused me severe pain and typing and posting was very difficult.

I've tried my very best to continue to live a plastic free lifestyle and am making gradual changes.

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June 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

June 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from all my surgeries,

I raised awareness for World Day Against Child Labour and attended a few webinars.

The first webinar at the beginning of the month was 'Wave of Hope Crafting Session' with the Fairtrade Foundation UK and the Arts University Bournemouth teams and the second 'Preparing your Board Ready CV' with Lara Oyedele.

Many thanks to Sabeena Akhtar for my signed copy of 'Cut from the Same Cloth.'

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Odylique 3 in 1 Maca Mask and Balancing Citrus Super Tonic review with Sabeena Ahmed

Odylique 3 in 1 Maca Mask and Balancing Citrus Super Tonic review with Sabeena Ahmed

As a fairtrade campaigner I believe it is my duty to support fairtrade organisations using fairtrade ingredients in their products and for this reason I have searched long and hard for products that suit my acne reactive skin.

I am relieved to have found a mask that works for my skin.

I apply the Odylique 3 in 1 Maca Mask to my skin every 4-5 days which is particularly helpful before you feel a cystic bump appear before your menstrual cycle.

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March 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

March 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from all my surgeries, celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight 21 completed my 9th Six Items Challenge with Labour Behind the Label, and 

participated in International Women's Day 2021 with The World Fair Trade Organization. 

#AllForFairTrade #WomenOfFairTrade

#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021

#WomensDay2021 #InternationalWomensDay2021 

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An honest review of the Facetheory Acne Range 2020/21 with Sabeena Ahmed

An honest review of the Facetheory Acne Range 2020/21 with Sabeena Ahmed

Acne does not define you!

For those struggling with acne please be kind to yourself, find your tribe and those who love you and help you to achieve your dreams and ambitions. 

This blog is an honest review of the Facetheory Acne Range tried and tested November 2020 to present.

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November 2020 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

November 2020 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from surgery and ordered acne products from a vegan, paraben and cruelty free company called Face Theory based in Sheffield UK.

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My Acne Journey 1990-2021 - A personal insight into cystic, hormonal acne and reactive and sensitive skin

My Acne Journey 1990-2021 - A personal insight into cystic, hormonal acne and reactive and sensitive skin

Hello, I'm Sabeena, a fairtrade campaigner, educator and social entrepreneur.

I've also had cystic and hormonal acne, reactive and sensitive for over 30 years.

For all those who suffer with or have cystic and hormonal acne, I empathise and understand the physical, mental and emotional stress and pain you experience on a daily basis.

Its affected my confidence and how I felt for most of my life.

In this blog I write about my acne journey and hope it will help those struggling with cystic and hormonal acne.

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September 2020 Newsletter Video Blog Summary

September 2020 Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from surgery.

Participated in Zero Waste Week 2020.

Continued learning about literacy on the prestigious World Literacy Foundation Ambassador 2020 Program and

visited the Makers Market West Didsbury, Manchester.

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