Date Published: First edition October, 2021.
At the age of 24, Kashmir leaves on a one-way ticket to live abroad in Hanoi, Vietnam. She becomes an English teacher, lives with the expats and falls in love with a South African man named Brad. She finds thrill in her new life but little does she know that her true journey wouldn’t only be a worldly one, but a medical one. After nine months of debilitating migraines, she finally flies back home to seek medical attention. It’s then when she learns that she has an AVM— a cluster of blood vessels on her occipital lobe ready to burst.
Read on to hear how Kashmir fights for not only her physical life but for her mental one. This is a collection of her journal entries that tell her story.
Kashmir is an Author, Public Speaker & AVM survivor who shares her story of physical and mental battles with this fatal illness hoping to raise awareness and inspire readers to practice resilience against all odds.
Kashmir has a background in working on Chartered Boats as a stew & personal trainer having completed over 200 hours as a yoga instructor.
As an avid traveler, Kashmir believes in uniting people across cultures through storytelling and she advocates for accessible healthcare solutions & share how powerful mindset shifts can be life changing.