Dreaming of ways to get out

TRIGGER WARNING: mental health / depression As always, it has been a while since my last post, and for those of you loyal readers who continue to stay and support me, thank you. I know I’m nowhere near as consistent as I used to be, about a year or two ago — which is very…

☾ a glimpse into the mind of a lost girl ☽

TRIGGER WARNING: mentions of kidnapping / murder / abuse. talk about depression (?), disassociation do you ever feel like you’re floating through life, like nothing is real and everything that is happening is simply a hazy dream? just fleeting moments you’re sitting through, on an endless loop in your mind like snapshots of a movie?…

free ebook promotion: The Art of Faking It

so guess what? For the next few days, THE ART OF FAKING IT will be free to get as an ebook on Amazon Kindle!!! Exciting or what? BUY IT HERE It deals with everything from mental health, romance + heartbreak, a great and funny love interest, lots of delicious food, sarcastic friends and sibling banter……

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…

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…

2020 in review: the highs, the lows and the in-between

When the year first began, it started off with hope and a firm belief of making it ‘the year of me’, of being the absolute best version of myself and making moves. From finding and securing work placements and internships, to getting a part time job. The year was filled with moments that have shaped…

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)…

Taking a step back

Thoughts begin to accumulate, feelings slowly build and rise inside, a whisper of a forsaken past and memories from Before. Nostalgia sweeps in like a suffocating embrace, blurring the hopes for Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow with the ever constant pressure from Now. Achievements always in comparison, never enough, a hopeless fire of rage and…