Thank you so much to Head of Zeus for sending me this book to review — it meant a ton ; this in no way affects my review or rating. Trigger warning: bizarre as fuck gore / animal death / mentions of blood, explosions and death Samantha Heather Mackey couldn’t be more of an outsiderContinue reading “Bunny”
[This is a snippet from the article I wrote for Clitbait.] Trigger warning: mentions of sexual assault Disclaimer: featured image via colorsofhoney.
You don’t need evidence about sexuality: on being bi and why it’s none of your business Lately, I’ve become more attuned to bisexual erasure, more so because I’ve been asked questions to ‘prove’ my sexuality, which shouldn’t be anyone’s business anyway. A lot of people tend to say “you’re not bi because you’ve never beenContinue reading “Why my sexuality is none of your business”
When I first met my boyfriend earlier this year, I didn’t expect everything that followed to be so movie-esque. It all unfurled slowly, like the lead up to the conflict that inevitably transpires before the predictable Happily Ever After we all want, wish, and hope for. The search for a Happily Ever After sinks inContinue reading “Dating in a pandemic”
Being born a girl is hard enough, but coming into the world as a brown girl is seemingly harder: forced to face the most violent, burdensome subjugations of the Diaspora, still holding onto the traditions of lands left behind, a culture so rife in patriarchy, abuse and placing izzat on the shoulders of its daughters’.
A few days ago, J and I went to ‘Where the Pancakes Are’ for brunch during our little staycation. It was a lovely getaway, and having brunch at this place was pretty good, especially considering I could tick off a restaurant on my list after months. So. Happy.
I’m so excited to tell you all that I have had the pleasure of interviewing the previous reigning Queen of teen fiction, Cathy Hopkins. She’s been writing since 1986, and has published over 70 books. Cathy has always been one of my favourite YA writers, loving how unapologetically British and relatable, feisty and lovable herContinue reading “Interviewing Cathy Hopkins”
[This is an extract from an article I wrote for Clitbait.] Content warning: graphic content, blood, mentions of sexual injury Navigating sex is hard. But trying to do it as a South Asian girl, from a religious Muslim family, is even harder.
I’ve been in education for, I think, thirteen years. I can’t exactly recall my earliest years, but I do remember being in school when I was six years old. I do, also, have hazy memories of a nursery and a sandpit. But for the sake of this piece, let’s just say I’ve been in educationContinue reading “On education: from primary school to university”
[This article was first written for and published on The Opinion Panel. This is just a snippet of the article.] As I write this, I’m a few short weeks away from turning 22, something I am both looking forward to and dreading, because it means getting another year older, but still not having accomplished everythingContinue reading “Gilmore Girls, Growing Up and Getting Out”