Hello! I built The Citrine Room out of a desire to share stories both personal and the ones I find. It stems from a desire to share all that I have learned and continue to learn. It stems from a desire to constantly be inspired.
We are the sum of our varied experiences. I spent 20 years reporting on hard news but I also presented a show about all the things I loved: architecture, entertainment, and style. I was born to Indian parents in Hong Kong but grew up in Toronto and have lived in America and now I am raising my son with my husband in the U.K.
With The Citrine Room, I actively search for narratives, stories that are representative of our diverse human experience. Those stories are out there but are often relegated to "special issues" in mainstream media. For me, that's not enough. It's not good enough. From race, ethnicity, gender, and age, we all have a voice that needs to be heard. As a journalist and now blogger, it is my job and my passion to find those voices and share them. After all, as I learned from day one as a journalist, everyone has a story. Everyone. That is why I created The Citrine Room. To find those stories, to share those narratives, and to celebrate our diversity. I created The Citrine Room to bring perspective, depth, and context to the stories making news.
I am interested in people, our journeys, how we think, and what makes us who we are. If you’re like me, and you’re someone whose interests range from foreign affairs to fashion; health & wellness to pop culture & lifestyle then welcome to The Citrine Room!
"The task is clear: to create a culture of caretaking in which no one and nowhere is thrown away, in which the inherent value of people and all life is foundational."
The Citrine Room is the place to feel connected. Understood.
It is the place to find clarity. The place to realise the path to success is not a straight line, rather one with detours that help direct us to living our most authentic life.
The Citrine Room is the place to fashion our mind with ideas, thoughts, and inspiration.
It is the place to celebrate all the layers that make us who we are.
Because we matter.