FIGHT IT. GET UP. AND FIGHT IT

4:37AM, August 2015 :   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6x4J2GEIHA Fight it. Get up. And fight it. Discontinue your inner demon. He does not deserve the taste of the blood on your wrists and thighs, He does not deserve the pleasure of your tears, He does not deserve the power you give him, To make you cry, To make you break, To make you hurt. Fight it. Get up. And fight it. Destroy the irrelevant voices running through...

Be Patient.

Be Patient. I’m probably the worst person to say that patience is a virtue, however, it is – in relation to multiple subject matters, all one can say sometimes, is, be patient. On some days, your mom will be paranoid, she will be annoyed, she will be worried and it will all seem like only one thing to you – anger. She’s...

The Society Wanted Me To “Cover Up”

I was sixteen when I saw a boy hungrily staring at the way my skirt involuntarily pulled up as I bent down to retrieve my books from under the table. I was in my school uniform. I was seventeen when a teacher threw a shawl at me in class, asking me to cover up. I was already wearing a cardigan. I...

An Honest Conversation About Depression And Anxiety

For the longest time, I liked to think myself as an advocate against the stigma around depression. Second person narratives, mini rants on social media, heroic acts of re-tweeting and re-blogging and a healthy side of being that 3.00am call to a few made me assume I was actually dong something about ‘depression and anxiety’. I took refuge in the...

The List Maker

If I were to confess my biggest guilty pleasure, it would be this: I am a list maker. I make lists about everything. There's nothing in this world that I cannot make a list about. What to pack for a weekend getaway? Make a list. What to do on the said weekend getaway? Make a list. He says he has reasons...

The Truth About Twins

Being a twin is rather fascinating in current times - you hear the famous "Oh, I wish I had a twin!" line all the time. That is the unending jovial claims emerging from people who deem that being one is definitely worth it. However, there's also the socially corrupt stigma that drudges along with it. But, here's the catch...

It’s Just High School, My Dear.

"People change." "They are not worth it." "It's just a part of life." These might be true, but they still mattered to you, they still played a major role in your life - played being the key word. You feel manipulated by their actions, stupid for falling for their lies, sad because you had the illusory thought that you would be friends forever. But...

Why Your Long-Distance Relationship is Totally Worth it

In today's age where the likes of online dating platforms have become the prevalent language, the focus is no longer on developing relationships the conventional way - the instant inclination towards an individual which eventually buds into a substantial connection between two people. Mannerisms over social media has transpired as a means to judge one's character before taking the...

An Open Letter to Our Parents

If we all had a chance, we would want to rewind time and fix many things especially with our parents. Times are changing, so we are. However, we fail to acknowledge the fact that our parents are also getting older by the day. So here’s a substitute for the lost time, an open letter to our parents. We are trying...