Ruby Dhal is a British-Afghan Sikh speaker, performer and best-selling author of 5 books with an online readership of over half a million. Ruby aspires to be a novelist and an inspirational healer one day by diving into soulful conversations with people on their healing journeys, with the hope to support and encourage them to be stronger in the face of their battles.
“There will be all kinds of days that you take forward with you. The negative ones will break you down and the positive ones will give you life. But at the end of it, it will be up to you which ones you choose to live for.”
Ruby’s first book, Memories Unwound is a collection of free verse poems and prose. Each piece aims to go beyond words and reveal an emotion; love, pain or happiness and by the end of it, the prospect of attaining solace. Ruby uses ‘memories’ as a title to emphasise that it is universally relatable – as readers should find at least one or more pieces that will remind them of a previous experience that they have had, or emotion they have felt, hence becoming a memory that is unwound in this book.
Each piece aims to fuel the realisation of sentiments that fabricate our very being and, by the end of the book, readers are shown the possibility of hope and redemption, closing old chapters and moving on to make new memories.