Celebrating World Hijab Day

In honour of World Hijab Day, I’m sharing my personal hijab story. I’ve written about hijab before in a blog post titled Why I Wear Hijab. In that, I went into brief detail about the circumstances behind my decision to begin observing the hijab as well as my attitude towards religion in general when I … Continue reading Celebrating World Hijab Day

Uncomfortable Truths

One of the most intoxicating things about many books and movies is the wish fulfillment. There are certain genres - chick lit, young and new adult, and children's stories - where you find this kind of wish fulfillment very often. Creators serve up lovely, balanced stories with no loose ends and the perfect happy ending … Continue reading Uncomfortable Truths

2019 Will be the Year of:

I have many resolutions - or plans, or goals, or whatever you'd like to call them - for 2019. I haven't been the type of person who makes New Year's resolutions and the like in the past simply because my years would end when school or university ended and I'd be knee deep in holiday … Continue reading 2019 Will be the Year of:

Go Look for the Light

Pro Tip: Surround yourself with people who make your heart happy. I've come to the realization that pain and grief are inevitable. You will go through trials and hardships and they will be awful and gut wrenching and you'll hate everything. Those will be the worst days of your life. You will too beaten down … Continue reading Go Look for the Light

Real Talk

*Deep breath* I've been going back and forth about posting this for days now and I'm annoying myself. It needs to be said. I'm worried that people will misunderstand and be offended but... it needs to be said. So Bismillah and here we go: Writing is exhausting. There, I said it. It’s draining and hard … Continue reading Real Talk