Dear Self

Dear Riyah Hadi, I know that you don’t like goodbyes, that you avoid them like the plague. I know that you regret not saying goodbye to your friends and your old life before you up and left and moved to Rosslyn, they didn’t deserve that. I know that this feels like a goodbye, goodbye to … More Dear Self

Trans-

For those who may not know, LGBT, also referred to as LGBTQ, stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer. The LGBT community has especially come into the spotlight in the past few years as people became more active in openly advocating for the full acceptance of LGBTQ people. In 2015 when the United States … More Trans-

Creativity Crisis

Dear Oshwal Academy and Rosslyn Academy, You have both played a great part in educating me on all the facts and equations that I used to pass your tests, fail when I could not remember them and not use in my day-to-day life. You have suppressed my creativity but I will not lie and say … More Creativity Crisis

Maya in Metaphors

Maya Angelou is a Phoenix. -She is resilient and strong. She is the ‘Caged Bird’ that sings for freedom and rises from the ashes of pain and oppression like a fierce phoenix bird. Maya Angelou is a tree. -She is strong, wise, hopeful and rooted in love for all people from all places as seen … More Maya in Metaphors

Post-Truth 2016

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016 is post-truth — an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.’ This concept spiked in frequency last year in the context of the EU referendum in the United … More Post-Truth 2016

Into The Wild

What a book. What a story. As mentioned in his author’s note, Jon Krakauer’s wrote Into The Wild in order to understand and tell the story of Christopher Johnson McCandless -his journey and how he came to die. Through Chris McCandless, Krakauer explores the idea of finding ones self away from society and its materialism … More Into The Wild