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New ambassador: Ady Suleiman

We’re proud to have a merry band of men and women who are proud to call themselves Ambassadors for the Campaign Against Living Miserably. Here’s a chance for you to get to know them better… introducing Ady Suleiman.

Tell us a bit about yourself and what you’ve been up to

I’m a singer song-writer from Nottingham. I’ve got a dope family and friends. Recently I’ve been writing my debut album, playing festivals and overall having a sick summer.

So why CALM?

I think mental health is so important and sadly, so under represented. It’s probably one of the hardest things to deal with if your mind isn’t right and when you’re in that space the simplest things can cause you pain and stress. I think the best thing people can do is talk to each other, because often people experience and have very similar thoughts and emotions. It’s one of the reasons I write songs. But I think people, especially men, still find it difficult to talk. That’s why the work CALM does is super important.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

It’s tricky to pin it down to one thing, but I remember been giving a diagram once by a lecturer about how to deal with life and to grow which included a ‘comfort zone’, a ‘learning zone’ and a ‘panic zone’. He said make sure you stay in the learning zone and out of the panic zone. I use that blueprint all the time.

What’s your one rule for living life?

I don’t have one, I think my rules are always changing and developing, but the most obvious one is to do things that make others and yourself happy.

Give us one piece of music you think everyone needs to hear?

Ha, well, I guess I should say my new single ‘Wait for You’ and then my album which is out next year… : ) But, on a serious note, I’m going to have to go with Bob Marley’s Exodus, it’s super chill and he’s one of the only artists that can really claim a genre. If you listen to him you cover a lot of ground within reggae, if that makes sense? Another one would be Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon…

Hear more from Ady @AdySuleiman

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