In a state of isolation and defiance you’ve somehow contorted all of our characters in your mind. You see us through the reflection of a deceptive carnival mirror, convinced that it’s an accurate image. But it’s not. We are not those people. We’ve tried to explain this to you, over and over again. But you … More The Joke’s On Us
“That baby is so ugly”, it always shocks me when such words come out of people’s mouths. Like how can you say that, it’s a child for Pete’s sake, do you have no heart?! It’s also sad that in my community, babies with distinguishable South Asian features like rich brown skin, or big noses, or … More Did You Just Call That Baby Ugly?!
When you have a large extended family or live in a close-knit community that holds strong traditions and values often any major/minor decisions that you make bring with them the stinking undertone of what will people think? For example: quitting your job with no backup plan, leaving your degree halfway through to go travelling, marrying a middle-aged Rasta because you … More What Will People Think?!
Is it just me or have society and the media become very anti-skinny these days? Think about it, media icons like: Kim Kardashian, Kelly Brook, Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Kate Upton who we constantly see making headlines and filling the gossip magazines all have one thing in common…they’re voluptuous women. And that’s great because it means … More Pro-Curvy= Anti-Skinny?
A friend asked me a question the other day, why do I write? And it got me thinking. I guess that ultimately I write because it provides me with clarity. As bizarre as it may sound, sometimes I don’t know exactly how I feel or what I think until I’ve put my thoughts down on a … More Why Do I Write?
Last weekend we were all crammed around the bathroom mirror engaging in our unique beauty regimes before a night out. Gluing on eyelashes to accentuate our eyes, dabbing on foundation to even-out our complexions and spraying our hair with various products to make it appear thicker and fuller. And it got me thinking. In effect, … More Feel Good
She’s only human, yet we expect so much from her, Looking back, childhood was such a happy, carefree blur, The image of her kind smile and beauty tattooed in our memory, As we retreat into an idyllic and nostalgic reverie. But over time we mature and start to dig, unearth and analyze, Until slowly but surely her image … More A Shattered Perception