Choose Positive Living with Sara Troy and her guest Suswati Basu, on air from January 18th
I believe that knowledge is power, whether, through books or research, we can all know ourselves a little better. Even though I have faced many adversities in both mental and physical health, I feel that we never stop growing as people.
Suswati Basu is a multilingual disabled intelligence expert, journalist, mental health books show podcast host, and award-winning activist.
We are on 4 sites and 14 audio and 2 video platforms as seen here.
Winner of the Emma Humphries Memorial Prize in 2007, also shortlisted for the Guardian Mary Stott Prize in the same year, and longlisted for the Guardian International Development Journalism Award. She has worked in China, India, and the UK and currently writes on a freelance basis. As a result, she speaks multiple languages including Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi, and Bengali. Suswati has also appeared on BBC Radio’s Woman’s Hour with Jenni Murray as well as BBC News, speaking in regard to feminist issues.
Suswati has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post, and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 News, and ITV News.
As a survivor and thriver from trauma, living with both mental health and physical disabilities, she began the How To Be… podcast looking at helping mental wellbeing through reading and interviewing authors. Speaking to 36 authors in 2021, including powerhouse women such as powerlifter and journalist Poorna Bell, and the Year of Living Danishly author Helen Russell, Suswati gained huge insight throughout the year and has been developing and creating a like-minded community who discuss these topics on Twitter Spaces and Clubhouse on a weekly basis. She actually reads a book a day!
Intelligence Expert, Journalist, and Podcast Host
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