Reflecting On 28

Ever since I turned 25, I’ve been dreading my birthday every year. I think it was up until that age where I no longer wanted to grow up. For some reason my 28th birthday has been the weirdest for me to grasp. I’ll be turning 30 soon. Sometimes I’m left […]

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No Stranger

I’m no stranger to bigotry. I’m no stranger to bullies. I’m no stranger to disrespect. I’m no stranger to discrimination. In fact, I’m quite acquainted with all of the above. As of late, I have been re-introduced to this new wave of hate. However, there is a huge difference this […]

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When I Was Just 12 Years Old

I’ve always wanted to be confident in myself, in who I am and what I can do, but my chance at confidence was stolen at the age of 12. I’ve always wanted to speak out against bigotry and bullying, but I was too afraid. I’ve carried around this anger and sadness […]

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Phobia

Arachnophobia, Ophidiophobia, oh but wait, here’s a new one…Islamophobia. Islamophobia, a word made up to describe the rising fear of Muslims. What many people do not know is that the word Islam actually comes from the word “salam” meaning peace. Oh, the painful irony. Right? Society has been conditioned to view all Muslims […]

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