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A Parent-Teen Relationship

A Silent Battle We live in a world, where only change is constant. Seasons, fads, interests, and people – they all change. That’s why it’s no surprise that generational gaps exist today. What are generational gaps? Well by definition, generational gaps are “differences of outlook or opinion between people of different generations.” Why am I …

Experiences

A Social Distancing Reality

Defining Today Recently, social distancing has become the second most discussed topic after the ever increasing death toll of COVID-19. But what is it? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary it is “the practice of avoiding direct contact with people or objects in public places during the outbreak of a contagious disease in order to minimize …

Poetry

Wonderland

The clock strikes midnightYet I am unawareSo captivated by the words that hold me I’m transported into a world where anything is possibleIt’s a place where a cake can make you larger than lifeAnd a rabbit tells time Wonder and awe consume meTo believe in six impossible things everydaySo that one can accomplish more than …

Poetry

Oh, What To Be

Time came and left in the blink of an eye Leaving me with memories & questions Countless sunrises experienced Countless personalities experimented At the age of 4, I wanted to be a stewardess At the age of 10, I wanted to be a doctor At the age of 16, I wanted to be an entrepreneur …

Growth Productivity

Time Out

We live in a world that never stops moving. Regardless of the time of day. Even though there are only 24 hours in a day and that we are human, we live in a time that is adamant on defying these facts. So rarely, do we take the time to just breathe. Instead, we’ve developed …

Muslim Girl sitting on the grass in the park, enjoying the outdoors.
Growth

A letter to Tomorrow

As 2020 approaches, I can’t help but reminisce about the past – good and bad. I’m typically not a sentimental person. Except, I recently read an article about an essay contest called “dear future self” . Within it were the entries of the contest winners – high school girls who wrote about their present, their …

Poetry

The Story of Privilege

The story of privilege is one that we hear too often A white man calls for help with no worries A black man refuses help even when he is the victim “911. What is your emergency?” “Please help. I hear gunshots outside my back door” “Ma’am help is on the way” White Privilege is feeling …

Experiences Fashion

My Fashion Story

Childhood Tings From the very beginning, fashion has had a very special place in my heart. Growing up, clothing and me had a very interesting relationship with one another. I was the girl who had the body that always made her look much older than she actually was – I guess I can thank my …

Poetry

Her

Why do things occur the way that they do? Why are we told to find the silvery lining? Is positivity real? Or is it merely the lack of negativity? Is it understandable for a child filled with rage and hurt to break? Or should the mourning parent get our sympathy? How do we distinguish who …