I felt compelled to write – to express myself through pen (and now keyboard) – ever since I was a little girl.
One of my earliest memories is of my primary school teacher smiling and telling me that no other student she had ever taught did what I did. What did I do? Whenever she left a comment or feedback in the margins of my workbooks, I used to write back to her!
I guess that was a sign of what would come later in the form of poetry, short stories, blog posts, a novel and now children’s books.
I never once stopped to think ‘I want to be a writer’. I just was one. Naturally.
I didn’t choose to write, writing chose me.
And now I’m here, choosing to share my pieces, past and current, with my children when they’re older…and you.
My name is Rabia and I am a writer. Pleased to meet you…