Author: Freda Howell McMahon

Freda Howell McMahon  |  September 3, 2021
“Freda, you look so good now that you’re thin.” I was fourteen years old and in the middle of my first diet ever. The church service had finished, and I...
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Freda Howell McMahon  |  July 19, 2021
“Your heart rate is too high and so is your respiratory rate. We will have to move you to GMC (Goa Medical College); plasma therapy is our only option.” The...
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Freda Howell McMahon  |  January 29, 2021
I’ve struggled with anxiety for a large part of my life. In school, it meant weeping before certain exams convinced that I would fail. At times, it meant asking my...
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Freda Howell McMahon  |  November 27, 2020
When was the last time you doubted yourself? How did you handle it? Being plagued with self-doubt is not an alien concept for us but we all have our own...
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Freda Howell McMahon  |  June 29, 2019
We had just come back from school a little while ago and just like the last few days, I was logged into a Rediff chatroom. All the cool girls in...
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Freda Howell McMahon  |  April 1, 2019
Recently, a fellow home schooling mom asked me if I was the type of person who needed to check off every item on her list. “No,” I replied. “I am...
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Freda Howell McMahon  |  February 15, 2019
Huge, brightly coloured water slides sprawled lazily across the water park. As I sauntered to the shallow end of the wave pool, my cousin's voice rang out “If you go...
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Freda Howell McMahon  |  October 22, 2018
Truth is... motherhood is the hardest thing to have happened to me. Like a hot strip of wax, all the false idols that previously made me feel good were ripped...
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Freda Howell McMahon  |  June 15, 2018
  We were sitting in a rickshaw, heading back to our guest house, when he finally said, “May I have your number?…" I had been waiting for him to ask! ...
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