Taslim
Jaffer

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Taslim is a freelance writer and editor based in Surrey, B.C. She shares her passion for social justice, arts & culture, and travel on her blog www.taslimjaffer.com. Taslim is also a writing instructor who loves to show others how to get their personal stories down on paper, and use writing as a healing tool. A mom of 3, you will often find her at home, simultaneously navigating the land of pre-teenhood, Kindergarten transitions and remembering to check in with her middle child.
About my kids: 
My daughter is 9 years old and brimming over with empathy. She loves puppy dogs, dancing and acting all sassy. My son is 6 years old and loves physical play. Give him a ball and he is happy to throw it, kick it, bounce it and yes, even chase it. He has a kind heart but does love to tease his two sisters In fact, that is probably his favourite pastime. My baby girl is 2 and is quite a riot. With a big mop of crazy hair, she is always turning heads - which she loves to do.
Parenting is...: 
proving to be the greatest blessing but also the scariest endeavour I have embarked on. I had no idea I had this capacity to love so much AND worry so much! I wouldn't change any of it - tears and all - and feel blessed to be given this life.
We know you don't have a lot, but when you do, what do you like to do in your spare time?: 
Entering writing contests, reading novels, and dreaming of ways to keep growing as a writer.
When are you at your yummiest?: 
I am at my yummiest when I have an inspiring project underfoot, when I am totally aligned with something heart and soul. Bonus yumminess is when I get to share my vision and energy with a crowd on stage, online, or through my writing. Bonus BONUS yumminess is when my kids are involved in the project to any kind of degree. Or at least, let me get my work done. If I'm wearing something flattering, adorned with simple but elegant jewelry and having a great make-up/hair day...yum!
If someone wrote a biography about you, what would be the title?: 
She Was Nothing If Not a Dreamer
What's currently in your purse?: 
My wallet, vegan lipstick, vegan chapstick, pair of black gloves, 4 pens, a packet of Sesame Snaps, and my business cards.
What superhero power would you like to have?: 
The ability to zero in on my children from anywhere and make sure they are ok.
If we gave you an elephant, where would you hide it?: 
Under a blanket - probably a pink one
Twitter Handle: 
@taslimjaffer