In 2015 Charlie George was sofa-surfing in Swindon and saving furiously for a trip to India. After embarking on a mission into the wilds of her ancestral “home” in Kerala, she journeyed through India from south to north, immersing herself in ashrams to qualify as a Hatha yoga teacher. But her life wasn't always so blissful.
If, like us, you lose sleep at night worrying about the future, it’s worth knowing that some good news lies on the horizon. We found two experts who amid all the doom-and-gloom have found reasons to be optimistic.
Comforting as it may feel to tell ourselves that we're heading towards a post-racial era, the reality is this is far from the case. Islamophobia is spreading on both sides of the Atlantic, and as with all forms of racism it targets anyone with a skin tone that doesn't quite match.
Finding a room? Paying the bills? Navigating these questions is hard enough for a generation growing up with sky high rents and no prospect of finding a place to call our own. But for some of us there's a bigger question: will there ever be a place to call home?
A life of debt, mental health issues and unfulfilled dreams – these concerns about the future often define our generation. But take a step back and… well, there might be more to worry about. Like how we could all die at any moment in a nuclear war.