Just As I Am

For the majority of my life, I have been obsessed with my weight! I’ve either been too skinny or too fat, but never did I look in the mirror and was happy with what I saw. Besides my obvious insecurity about my skin, which I speak about in “Diary of a Problematic Brown Skin Girl”, … More Just As I Am

Born Feminist​

As a little girl, I always identified as female before anything else. Above all of my other characteristics, religion, and ethnicity, I knew being a woman is my superpower.  I don’t recall at what age I realized I was a feminist, but I believe I was born one.  I remember when I started attending public school … More Born Feminist​

Not Black Enough

As a child, I was extremely quiet and passive-aggressive.  Al Humduillah, I grew up and started speaking up for myself. As I talk to my younger brother about his middle school experience, I can’t help, but sit back and reflect on my completely different experience.  I actually don’t have too many fond memories of middle … More Not Black Enough

What I Want.

I want to unapologetic guilt-free blissfully live my life! I want to stop thinking about what I am supposed to do and just live my life. I want to stop feeling guilty and thinking about the people I’m disappointed with my decisions. I want to stop looking at my body with disgust, looking at all … More What I Want.

Proud Writer

I was a late bloomer academically. I’ve always been smart, but never really took school seriously. I just did the bare minimum to pass and make sure my parents are satisfied, but never really lived up to my full potential.  It wasn’t until my freshmen year in HS, when it all really clicked. That I … More Proud Writer