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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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