Guide to #Metoo

The 'me too' movement. Who started it, and what was the reason behind it? The phrase 'me too' was first trended by Taranda Burke on her MySpace account in 2006. She wanted  women of color to use the phrase as a way to come forward and express themselves, women who dealt with or were dealing … Continue reading Guide to #Metoo

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Chasing Celebrities

What makes them so intriguing? Is it the flashy lifestyle and massive fan following? There is a craze when it comes to celebrities, people go out of their way to see them, to try to communicate with them, or in extreme cases to become them. It's human nature to look up to someone, to have … Continue reading Chasing Celebrities

#JusticeforZainab

On January 9th 2018, news broke out that shook the South Asian region, a 7-year-old girl by the name of Zainab, from Pakistan had been kidnapped, raped, and murdered. Her body was found in a pile of trash. Lets start at the beginning, Zainab's parents were on a holy pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, and had … Continue reading #JusticeforZainab

Depression

"Depression?" That's usually the first question you are asked if you tell someone close to you that you feel depressed. Depression is a mood disorder that causes you to feel sad, lonely, hopeless, and experience a loss of interest in everyday activities. Depression also affects your body, behavior, weight, and concentration. You need to be … Continue reading Depression

Domestic Violence Awareness

This topic is very close to me, because I have witnessed domestic abuse and it's side effects, something that has been etched into my mind and defines my childhood. Lets define domestic violence, it is a form of dominate or controlling behavior in a relationship between two partners, in most cases men over women. Anyone … Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness

The skin I am given

Coming from a south Asian background, regardless of being born and raised in America, the color of my skin has been an issue. In the south Asian culture, the color of your skin determines your social status, if you have light skin you are favored more, given more opportunities, but that can be said for … Continue reading The skin I am given

Big Fat South Asian Wedding

There is nothing more celebrated in the South Asian culture then weddings. South Asian weddings are like mini festivals, a family reunion of sorts, with excess amount of food and loud music. Your rank in your social circle is determined on how extravagant the wedding is. Weddings in general are the only time when people … Continue reading Big Fat South Asian Wedding