THE ART OF FAKING IT: NEW COVER <3

hey everyone, how’s your Saturday going so far? i’ve got a couple deadlines in a few days and instead of doing that, i’m rewatching Modern Family. (as if i didn’t finish it like three days ago lmao). I just wanted to make this post to let you all know about my cute (new!!!!!) cover for […]

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The Art of Faking It #3

It’s the last day of Ramadan and I come bearing good news . . . My novel, The Art of Faking It, is currently free for purchase as an ebook on Amazon! This free promotion ends on the 14th May at 23:59 so please get it before then! It’s a pretty amazing book, if i […]

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The Art of Faking It #2

Happy Monday, xo I hope everyone’s having a pretty great day. I thought I would start the week off with another little teaser from my book, The Art of Faking It. You can order it on Amazon and on Book Depository — where you get an alternate cover. And if you have a library card, […]

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The Art Of Faking It #1

You know when you have always had a dream? And this one dream — this one thing that you want so badly, more than anything continues to pummel you until you sit down and get to work, trying to claw its way to reality. And reality did come. In the form of a novel I […]

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Why I cried when my boyfriend bought me Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

[this is a synopsis from an article I wrote for Medium.] During the early days of my relationship with J, I was still in this haze of ‘pinch-me-I’m-dreaming’ because being treated with so much love, acceptance and wholesome kindness felt so unreal to me. I didn’t know what to do with all the love, all […]

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The Book that Changed How I See Relationships

[this is a synopsis from my article / review on Medium] Sometimes, we read books that end up changing us as people — how we think, feel or even behave. They impact the way we view the world around us and our relationships. These are the books that, in all the ways that count, matter […]

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It’s the little moments

It’s another day, though it is the love of my life’s birthday and we celebrated this day the only way we could in this ceaseless period of confusion and weirdness, of survival, of appreciating the simple blisses of being with him. Spending time together. Holding each other.

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Dating in a pandemic

When I first met my boyfriend earlier this year, I didn’t expect everything that followed to be so movie-esque. It all unfurled slowly, like the lead up to the conflict that inevitably transpires before the predictable Happily Ever After we all want, wish, and hope for. The search for a Happily Ever After sinks in […]

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Marriage {as set out by brown culture}

[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.

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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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