Let’s see how many labels I can throw at you…
Domestic Violence Survivor
Psychotropic Drugs Survivor
Emotional Abuse Survivor
Financial Abuse Survivor
Chronic Illness Survivor (Numerous Conditions)
And there are a lot more colourful ones that I’ve been called, but it would be inappropriate to include them here. People label others all the time. I find it entertaining, but I never allow myself to be defined by it. Instead, it reminds me of the many facets that make up who I am.
I am a work in progress…and always will be.
Everything that I share is based on real-life experiences or first-hand observation. None if it is from a textbook, or from some guru or influencer.
I am at odds with mainstream views about psychology and mental health because it has created some of the most problematic perspectives of the human condition that have resulted in the harshness and victim mindsets that we see in how we perceive the behaviours of others towards us. It has also turned sincere humans into medicated, and often suicidal, drones.
Hence my passion for activism towards changing the narrative and perspective of what drives the human experience.
What People Say
The wisdom in your words come from a place deep within you and your ability to find light in dark places is remarkable.Fatima G., Sonographer (SA)
During my very first session with Coach Zaid, I had an unexpected breakthrough for my mindset. I’ll never forget this intense realization!Johanna O., MLS (USA)
The author Zaid Ismail is brutally and unflinchingly honest. You will cry with him, not only because the stories are heartbreaking, but because you see yourself or someone you love in his words.Shahida I., Reader (SA)