Hello all, many apologies for my absence here. As you may know, recently a series of hurricanes swept through the Caribbean unlike many in recent history. The result was devastation. I had to evacuate and find a new home, stateside. Consequently I've been going through many life changes. I've started writing on Medium and will … Continue reading Moving
These past few weeks have been disastrous. During that time, I reached out to an old friend of my father's nationality out of sheer desperation because I was in a situation and place where I didn't know anyone nor did I have any means to help myself out of the situation. After explaining the seriousness … Continue reading The Gilded Narrative
A dangerous form of "feminism" I've seen is the brand where a woman must become "sexually liberated" in order to regain her power. This is a feature of liberal or western feminism. The problem with this is that a woman is still seeking power from outside herself and it is a form of validation which … Continue reading False Liberation
I've grown up in a mainly post 9/11 world so most of my travel happened after, hence; came with all of the bigotry, bias, and ignorance that followed. Since Trump's election, I've had many friends, Muslims, Latinxs, POCs who have either wanted to get the heck out of dodge or who have been too afraid … Continue reading Traveling While?
As a person who suffers with depression and other mental health issues I can tell you that, at least in my own experience, pushing one's self is not always possible. That's the number one thing I hear, "You just have to keep pushing yourself!", "Keep trying!", or "It's all in your head!" You get the … Continue reading Wearing Islamic Dress for Depression