[This is a snippet from the article I wrote for Clitbait.] Trigger warning: mentions of sexual assault Disclaimer: featured image via colorsofhoney.
For years, whilst learning and unlearning so many truths and the history behind not just my culture and my people, about the impact Britain left behind on Bangladesh, once part of India with Pakistan, I, in all complete honesty, wasn’t a fan of white people as a whole. Individual white people, I liked of course….
[This report was first written as a part of my Access to HE Diploma in Health & Social Care course in 2018.] TRIGGER WARNING: MENTIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RAPE
Around 4am this morning, i was reading “Dating out of your community does not make you less” by Aafiyah Shaikh, and it made me deep a few things really–like how me dating a white man can be seen as a betrayal of sorts to some people in my community, and to my ethnicity. Usually when…
Disclaimer: Picture Creator: Natalia Lavrenkova | Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto When you first start your period, you’re either excited to have finally approached ‘womanhood’ or puberty, or curled up from excruciating pain, or frustrated because it’s something you’ll have to deal with for quite a few decades.
so since my post on Brown Girl Guilt, a few things have changed . . . for one thing, my parents know about my boyfriend. my white boyfriend. they’ve known longer than i knew they’ve known.
TRIGGER WARNING: DEPRESSION, ABUSE & MENTION OF SUICIDAL THOUGHTS the bitter truth about depression is that it never truly goes away. sure, there are some days that are better than others, where you’re so unbelievably happy you think nothing can ever ruin it — but it doesn’t last. i guess emotions are fleeting.
i spent the entirety of today with J, free from the cultural toxicity and the unbelievably infuriating four words that i’m forced to hear every day; what will people say? but this freedom only lasted until i came home at 8pm.
TRIGGER WARNING: MENTION OF ABUSE, SUICIDE faith is a complicated thing. for some of us, faith and religion are two things we grew up with, not exactly out of choice, but because of the family we were born into. they taught it to us and so it became all we knew.
i’ve heard SO much about RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE that i knew i just had to have it. so the second it was delivered, i ripped the package open and began reading. and i fell head over heels in love. What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?