Collections My mother collects my conformities like tokens. She puts them in her purse to tell her friends about later. Things like how I finally got a real boyfriend, or that I bought a pair of dress pants from a real store. I used to wish she cared more about my non-conformities, could […]
Upon reflection of confrontation, I realize it makes me want to run and hide, behind a curtain of my own paralyzing self-doubt. Not wanting to be too loud or unladylike, makes me question the feminist mindset of my mother’s generation and what percentage it ran at. Although I suppose it was harder to gain resources […]
Ugly polyester blouses and generic black pants, a bit too much shadow around the eye. Some silently judging or others not so silently, clicking their tongues in disapproval. Wishing to be back as the queens of their own classrooms, if they are not going to learn anything they agree with.
Each day is a day you can change. They say. The memes, the Twitter re-tweeters, the fashion and fitness magazines. The painting with the quote on top. Change is difficult when most change requires money, or as I think about it, almost all things require money. Real change means to the masses new clothes and […]
May I present the list of Damn I am CrazyforCanLit and People are Crazy 1. Thirteen Shells 2.Paper Teeth 3. Still Mine 4. True Arab Love 5. The Most Heartless Town in Canada 6. We’re All in this Together 7. I am What I am Because of What you are 8. Bad Things Happen 9. […]
Being stuck in a place where I am not satisfied is like always burning a fire, inside your own throat, allowing the ashes to scatter down to your heart. Always constantly comparing yourself to others is like dark poison that you are injecting into your own brain. You are stabbing yourself in the back. You are […]
I have always, always been a jealous person. I often give myself a bad case of the why you, why not me, why am I so unlucky. I feel down, down, down on myself. Slipping deeper into the hole. People who can afford LuLuLemon pants, and blow money on heat, just using as much heat […]