On dating someone outside my religion

[this is a snippet of my article for Hello Giggles which you can find here.] At the very start of 2020, I met the love of my life. From the beginning, I knew if the relationship blossomed into something more serious, the journey would be fraught with hardship, guilt, and a semblance of questioning where I stand…

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…

How to Fall in Love Again (and Keep It Healthy)

[This article was first written for and published on The Opinion Panel.] In a post written for my blog (“Heal Dammit, Heal”), I mentioned that I’d been cheated on. But what I didn’t mention was that my ex used to constantly, almost every fortnight, accuse me of cheating on him. He’d suggest that I should…

A Love Letter ; Dear J

  It was the start of the year, rainfall after rainfall, a catastrophic start to 2020. Each day, from when my father was hospitalised with pneumonia, heart failure and pancreatitis to the weeks after he was discharged, slid through me like a sharp, sleek silver sword, slicing me in half so I couldn’t find myself….