In Love with Love

There’s something about romantic love that captivates the growing mind. It’s a new emotion, a kind of love different from the love our...

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Struggling with My Anxiety Attacks

For as long as I can remember, my mind fled towards Allah. I recall being a child of merely four years, lingering alone on the second floor...

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The Blank Canvas of Generosity

An encouraging smile as you pass a stranger. An uplifting word to a brother or sister. A brief moment of full attentiveness as a friend...

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A Letter to My Son

My Dear Son, I’ve dreamt of you many times, of what you’ll look like, sound like, act like. In my dreams you are everything I had...

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On Being A Woman

Here I am on my soapbox again, bringing out my feminist writer’s pen. Angry and irritated? Yes I am, and don’t tell me not to raise my...

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Weigh In, Day 1

How much does the goodness in you weigh? The intentions swimming in your chest, Intentions coated by filth and love; Intentions coated with...

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An Ode To Writer’s Block

this is a piece about writer’s block. stars are in the sky and there are stars, stars swirling against a pitch-black tarp and drawing...

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Follow the Path of Resilience

Through patience and persistence, follow the path of resilience. Keep on fighting despite what comes your way. You may be knocked down one...

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Girl Hyphen Human

When I was a little girl I constantly wondered what it would be like to have a double-barreled name. To have two parts of a whole anchored...

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One Month In

I don’t know if you should forgive me. He doesn’t dare say it out loud, but he’s thinking it. He sits on the floor next...

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