Fairy Khan / 2016
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
Fairy Khan (Batch-2016) was a student of Delhi Public School, Srinagar for 12 years. She joined the school in 2004 after her family relocated from Delhi to Srinagar. She believes she learned everything there, but the most important lesson for her was to never lose hope and to strive in the face of hardships. Like most of the people in Kashmir, Fairy set out to be a doctor but life had different plans for her. She qualified NEET but in a turn of events and a struggle with Major Depressive Disorder she went on to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Life Sciences and then a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Amity University, Noida. It was during her Masters, that she really found what she was passionate about i.e. Research and Development. She went on to conduct a research on patients with Parkinson’s Disease and the paper was accepted and is in publication with the International Journal of Indian Psychology titled “Relationship Analysis of a Couple Coping with Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Study”. She has recently presented another research paper titled “Are you going with the flow? A technique from Positive Psychology to reduce the impact of psychological trauma due to COVID-19” in The International Conference of Applied Psychology on the theme ‘Psychological Trauma and Conflict Resolution in Present Times’. Fairy is currently working on a research project titled “Non-Suicidal Self Injury Disorder and Trauma Symptoms among emerging adults in Kashmir and Delhi-NCR: A Comparative Study.”. She recently qualified the GATE Psychology Entrance Test with an All India Rank of 74 and will be pursuing her Doctorates in Psychology.
Fairy has been recently appointed by the Australian High Commission, New Delhi, making her the youngest Visa Officer at the age of 24.
You can also visit Fairy’s blog https://www.writerscafe.org/khanfairy