On dating someone outside my religion

[this is a snippet of my article for Hello Giggles which you can find here.] At the very start of 2020, I met the love of my life. From the beginning, I knew if the relationship blossomed into something more serious, the journey would be fraught with hardship, guilt, and a semblance of questioning where I stand […]

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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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The Strangeness of Bad News

First posted on Medium Trigger warning: death, illness Since March 2020, it sort of seems like the world has somehow shifted — more bad news pouring out of everyone’s mouths as the days creep by. For months, every phone call my family would get was about one loss or another, deaths, illnesses, people we know […]

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When Should Sex Really End?

He ejaculates, rolls off you and says it was great and now he’s tired. ‘Is that really it?’ you think. [This is a snippet from my article on Medium.]

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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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Communication matters

My attachment style has always been anxiously preoccupied, for as long as I can remember — from childhood to my teenage years and the first year of my twenties. Only since meeting J, has it changed to (about 51%) leaning more on the secure side.

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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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