[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…
[This is a snippet from the article I wrote for Clitbait.] Trigger warning: mentions of sexual assault Disclaimer: featured image via colorsofhoney.
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’.
[read about brown boy privilege here.] When it comes to marital relationships in brown culture, there’s something like a guideline to adhere to, lest we’re told to return to our father’s home and not go back. It’s misogynistic, sexist and dripping with patriarchy.
Dear “What Will People Say?” or “Manushe Kita Khoyba?” or “Log Kya Kahenge?”, First of all, nobody likes you.
[This was first written for and published on Women’s Republic.]