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Adulting…

Is it the lack of sleep? The having to warm your coffee thrice and still don’t end up drinking it? Is it the cooking for 3 hours, eating for 5 seconds and doing dishes for a week? One minute you’re really cool and the next you’re getting excited about a vacuum. You have all these […]

To my Palestinian brothers and sisters

They tried to destroy your Place of worship, Yet you still came back to pray. You wake up with the sound of bombs, Yet you still go on with your day. They tie you up in chains, Yet you still walk with your head held high. They keep knocking you down, Yet you keep getting […]

#HandsOffMyHijab

Hijab A simple material disliked by plenty. A head covering to show her modesty. Clothed to protect her honour. Used as a ticket to Jannah. An obligation from her Lord Worn with love and with pride. Yet judged like a book only by its cover. It’s not about oppression, but rather for protection. Does not […]

Dear Covid-19

A year ago you’ve put us under lockdown. Your sudden appearance has caused havoc to our lives. At first, your appearance has forced us to slow down, to enjoy the company of our loved ones. But you’ve kept us locked in our homes for days on end with very little freedom. You’ve taken away so […]

Boundaries

Boundaries… I often thought that setting boundaries was a bad thing, that it would make me come across as a mean and selfish person. I often struggle to say no and when I do, I feel as if I’m letting the other person down, as if I’m being selfish towards them. I often wander what my […]

5 DAYS – NO SOCIAL MEDIA

“…LIKED YOUR POST” “…COMMENTED ON YOUR POST” “…MENTIONED YOU IN A COMMENT” “…RETWEETED YOUR TWEET” “…SHARED YOUR POST” “…FOLLOWED YOU” “♥️200” We live in a society where the amount of likes, comments, followers and shares we have on a post defines our happiness and how we see ourselves. Someone who has 10 likes on a […]

Gratitude

Did you know that experiencing gratitude is scientifically proven to make you happier? Humans tend to take for granted the things that make them happy. To live in a time where there is a pandemic that is wiping out part of the human race, a time where countries are suffering from a humanitarian crisis, a […]

A blind boy

A few days ago, I came across an article which read: A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said “I am blind. Please help.” There were only a few coins in the hat. A man walked passed, took out a […]

Achieving your goals through 1 personality trait!

In 1969, Bruce Lee took out a piece of paper and wrote himself a letter: My Definite Chief Aim I, Bruce Lee, will be the first highest paid Oriental super star in the United States. In return I will give the most exciting performances and render the best of quality in the capacity of an […]

2k19

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned that some poems don’t rhyme and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle or end.  At the sound of midnight bells a brand new year begins. The great feeling of leaving a whole new year behind whether it was good or bad. That shocking feeling of […]