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Featured Advocate: Tanweer Dar

Updated: Apr 23, 2021

Tanweer Dar was born in Birmingham, in the United Kingdom, in 1984. He read Ancient & Medieval History at the University of Birmingham and worked as a qualified teacher in the city for fourteen years. Tanweer enjoys science fiction, fantasy and horror, both in books and on screen, as well as collecting and painting miniatures and table top war gaming. He is a car enthusiast and lover of music and film.

Suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder, Tanweer’s first published book was the poetry collection, 99 Breaths of a Borderline. Tanweer has loved cyberpunk-themed films, games and music for many, many years. This, in part, inspired his cyberpunk book, the novella: The Man With No Name, the cyberpunk horror collection: Neon Nightmares and his latest novel, The Demon.

What excites you?

Art of most kinds excites me, but especially visual art, music, film and of course literature.

What matters to you?

My family, my friends, my art, mental health and kindness.

What drives you?

Passion, the pursuit of happiness and the desire to explore my talents and potential.

What do you stand for?

Following your dreams, being kind and helping people.

What causes are special to your heart?

Mental health and wellbeing, in particular supporting those who also suffer with Borderline Personality Disorder, homelessness, peace and treating all humans with respect and dignity.

What's the difference you want to make?

I just want people who are suffering to know that they are not alone and that they are stronger than they think. I want to share my experience of getting help and being able to overcome and more effectively manage mental illness and obstacles in my life.

What do you want others to know about Borderline Personality Disorder that may inform those without it and inspire those with it?

Yes, BPD is an illness, but it is also something which fosters empathy and the ability to feel both deeply and keenly. Sometimes, this can be overwhelming and difficult to live with. It can also, however, drive and inspire and provide a unique strength and resilience.

Tanweer Dar's works are available both in paperback and Kindle eBook format from Amazon

How can you be kind today?

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