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I am five days away from turning twenty-two and I feel like utter shit so I just need to write it out. It feels weird, being so close to a new age, a new year of life, with so many things having come together and fallen apart, the tears at the seams seeming so irreparable,…

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Taking a step back

Thoughts begin to accumulate, feelings slowly build and rise inside, a whisper of a forsaken past and memories from Before. Nostalgia sweeps in like a suffocating embrace, blurring the hopes for Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow with the ever constant pressure from Now. Achievements always in comparison, never enough, a hopeless fire of rage and…

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Busaba Eathai

i think the Eat Out to Help Out scheme is, honestly, so amazing and something that should continue beyond august. this particular 50% off deal helps to get a lot of companies back on their feet. today, i went to Busaba Eathai with Nahima, in Westfield Stratford. it’s an absolutely gorgeous Thai restaurant, with pretty…

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Putting Patriarchy in the Past

Disclaimer: picture credit: Steph Martin Note: I was going through a few of my things to re-organise and came across this op-ed I wrote in 2015 on the gender pay gap. It is still, unfortunately relevant. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported: Among all employees the [gender pay] gap fell from 17.8% in 2018…

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On love and heartbreak: is it worth it?

Throughout history and literature, there have been various forms of art depicting, explaining and showcasing love, and along with it, heartbreak. They are not just words you read or hear about, but rather emotions felt reverberating in the deepest parts of us, for as long as we’ve existed. I’ve felt both. I have written about…

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How to recognise and let go of a toxic friendship

[This article was first written for and published on The Opinion Panel.] Relationships in all forms can be unhealthy, and breakups are hard. Everyone always discusses the heartbreak and unhealthy aspects that can come with romantic relationships, but we never talk about the platonic ones. This article is about toxic (unhealthy) friendships; how to recognise them,…

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