Dealing with feeling ‘not good enough’

A few days ago, I was told that I would no longer be offered anymore shifts for this freelance writing gig I had. The email, sent on a Friday night, completely ruined my mood. While I completely understand budgeting is an issue, having to read this email, to put it frankly, sucked. It made me…

I stopped wearing my hijab because I was scared for my life

(Note: I can honestly say, writing this piece for the Metro was so important — as it not only includes the discussion of Islamophobia and the terror (aka terrorism) of it, but the removal of the hijab as a result. Of course, as I’ve mentioned Islamophobia is not the only reason I no longer (fully)…

Gilmore Girls, Growing Up and Getting Out

[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 everything…