I Used To Be…

I used to be strong and brave, dauntless even. Very few things in life scared me and if someone corrected me, I thanked them for the knowledge (after corroborating that in fact they were correct). I used to write long poems, ballads and odes, testaments to my teenage angst and bewilderment. I don't know when... Continue Reading →

My Beef With Religious Views of Women

I was born a female human. I can’t/don't want to change this. I can only learn to live with it and the limitations religious views and social/cultural norms yave placed on my gender. Recently, a few conversations with friends have revolved around the second class citizenship of women and how they are viewed worldwide. This... Continue Reading →

My Beef With Adulting

After a very few trying weeks, and a few more ahead, I realized that being an adult was not easy. Not only because it comes with a lot of quantifiable responsibilities but because a lot of people don't realize that their opinions and thoughts can carry and place a crushing weight on others. We place... Continue Reading →

Open Letter To The Men Who Are Fathers

This one goes out to the dads in my feed and beyond. The unsung heroes that don't babysit their kids but rather rear them. The dudes that taugh their offspring how to surf, BBQ, skateboard, read comic books, play video games, do a mean braid, accept defeat gracefully, discipline, how to code love and respect... Continue Reading →

The Show Must Go On…

The tragedy in Orlando's Pulse Club reminded me of Freddie Mercury's iconic performance during the video and Queen tours of the song The Show Must Go On. He had been fighting HIV/AIDS for a long time  and we didn't even know how close we were to losing him. Mercury was a symbol of the struggles... Continue Reading →

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