Author: Gee Sahota

How Hearing Voices Helped Me Feel Empowered Again

As published on Fearless Femme on 26th Jan 2018. “Believe in yourself, Gee.” “Stand tall, Gee.” “You CAN do this, Gee.” These were just some of the light voices I’d hear, urging to me hike up the mountain of empowerment, once I had plunged to rock bottom. It’s important to...

Behind the Scenes of Butterflies

As published on Facebook on 3rd Feb 2018. Just sharing some ‘behind the scenes’ having jumped up the first rung of the ladder with our first short Butterflies, which as some of you will know has found its place into Cefalù Film Festival – Pino Scicolone 2018. A first selection for many...

#MeToo Goes Global: What Happened in Goa Doesn’t Stay in Goa

As published in Brown Girl Magazine on 2nd November 2017. Kicked off by Harvey Weinstein’s public hanging by a string of Hollywood women for rape and sexual harassment, #MeToo stories on social media, worldwide, are still maintaining momentum, ever since Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano called on women to recount their own...

I Refuse to Say Fai*lur*

Mid September and I pulled up to the gate of my mate’s home to pick her up for the airport. We were about to head for our yoga retreat – eagerly anticipating relaxation, sea, sunshine, mind & body balance in beautiful Benirras in Ibiza. But I’m interrupted by a ping...

Lifeline: Open Up & Talk

Adapted for Brown Girl Magazine on 25th September 2017. How can one lighten the sad demise of Chester Bennington, who chose to leave the earth plane last month? A victim of child sex abuse at 7 years old to a supposed male friend, 10 years his senior. He was afraid...

Head Up, Back Straight, Stand Tall

June month gone has called for a review of where I stand today. It’s been a frustrating month to keep the momentum rolling at a forward pace, but I keep being nudged from that Unknown Force to remind me that I stand tall, at least 5ft 7, an inch taller...

Telepathy & Voices

Please don’t assume that hearing voices automatically means you have schizophrenia or psychosis, as is commonly perceived. They can be uplifting, even insightful, like a sixth sense. In fact a host of famous people, from past and present, have talked and written about hearing voices. These include Gandhi, Freud, Anthony...

Get Up Outta Ya Skin

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, I dedicate this blog to the Heads Together campaign, the lead charity at this year’s London Marathon, supported by Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The campaign aims to change the way we have conversations about mental health. Just prior...

Take the Damn Olive Branch, Will Ya?

Here I am, hot pursuing my film dream, I’ve a great social life, self-esteem is at an all time high, yet I can’t bag a first date!   What do I have to do to get a date? It’s not as if I’m not trying, nor am I trying too...