HOME ALONE- SOLITUDE

My mother was my first country, the first place I ever lived– Nayyirah Waheed. I like to think the flip side of this quote is, the second country you discover and eventually inhabit is yourself. As we step outside of our mothers’ womb, we go on a journey of self-discovery, understanding the many crevices that…

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Our Darlings Are Dying

Take care of yourself and each other.” Famous last words from Jerry Springer after his shows, where we’d witnessed the insanity of the episode’s entertainment. Jerry always offered sane and rational words of advice which was in clear opposition to the mess he’d just thrown at us. His end message always resonated after which he’d…

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Travelling Whilst Privileged

Before the entire world went into hyper lockdown mode, I was travelling around in Morocco with my sister- a bucket list trip for my birthday that saw us traipse from the historic city of Fes to the blue pearl- Chefchaouen. An unforgettable place. This was my second trip to Morocco in two years, last year…

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I CAN’T BREATHE

There is so much I want to talk about on here, but I simply could not talk about any other thing, without speaking on what is going on now, about this because this one is heavy and to some extent personal. And I hope the conversation never stops until CHANGE. Never trust people who say…

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Windows Of Nuremberg

I think a lot about Nuremberg, specifically about the windows of Nuremberg and what they look out to on days like these. Days when they are the only windows, so to speak, to the soul of the world. Days when there is no one around; no tourists with cameras or mobile phones, no people on…

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When This Is All Over…

Britain, along with some of Europe, is officially on lockdown following this unprecedented health crisis. Schools are shut early for the Easter holidays, businesses have closed temporarily but for the essential shops, and the entire nation put on notice. Grounded indefinitely. Events in Italy and Spain fill us with dread, the news inspires little confidence…

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I Miss My Barista

And I don’t even drink coffee. It’s a weird one but in an industry where it can sometimes be a chore to get pleasantries from wait staff, it’s nice to walk into a place, meet a friendly face and they leave you with an impression that makes it easy for you to keep coming back.…

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