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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 …

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 …

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 …

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

To Be Someone Else

I once wished to be someone for just one night
So I put on a persona that was unlike who I was
I said yes to the things that scared me
And unleashed a side of me that I was unaware of

That night was unforgettable
Not because I no longer had the burden that came from my worries
But because of the guilt that had consumed me afterwards
I later realized that who I was that evening, was someone I wish to never become

I became the person I always envied
I became the girl who laughed
Who fit the ideal image of society
The girl whom everyone wished to be

Yet despite that I discovered that the girls I wished to be
Were feeling much worse than me
They laughed so much only to distract themselves of the emptiness within
They perfected their image only to find a flaw within the perfection

That night a lesson learned by me
A lesson on how nothing aren’t what they seem
And that though we might not be who others want us to be
We are who we need to be

-A.B