I’ve been wanting to make this post for years. Recent events have made me think I shouldn’t have waited so long. If you are the parent of a child who is going through this: I know it’s hard for you to understand. I know it’s a lot to take in. I know you’re worried about… Continue reading Dealing with Depression and Anxiety as a Young Muslim
I was never voted “Most likely to-” anything in high school, but I always liked the concept of superlatives. About a week ago the thought popped into my head that it’d be pretty funny to do for Ramadan. Every year we all fall into our own patterns. I will admit, I’m most likely to sleep… Continue reading Ramadan Superlatives
There’s just this overwhelming feeling of “Well, what the hell can I do about anything?” And I really don’t know.
My life hasn’t been very funny lately, and I was debating whether or not I should even keep this blog up. But I like the concept of it. I really like what it used to be, but then life got a little to busy and a little sad and kinda boring, so I didn’t post… Continue reading *Nervous Laughter*
Does it ever just make you want to cry, to think that Allah has promised you something better? And you know its there, but you can’t see it, and you cant touch it, and until it reaches you, you’re fumbling around and making mistakes. And sometimes they’re big mistakes. And sometimes they’re small mistakes. And… Continue reading Something Better
I spent a solid hour explaining to my sister that she’s better looking than she thinks she is, but she doesn’t realize it because she’s not used to her own face. Like, she thinks she has certain unfavorable traits because she focuses on those when she looks in the mirror and scrutinizes them far beyond what… Continue reading Thoughts
In my Gender and Women’s Studies class, we were discussing the topic of sex tourism. This girl was explaining the concept to me very politely, while her male friend sat between us and listened. If you are unfamiliar with sex tourism, it is commodification of having a sexual experience with an “exotic” partner. Sorta. Basically… Continue reading Does My Disinterest in Sex Offend You?
I don’t know why, but for some reason my dad thought it was a good idea to commute with me this morning. I hate when he does this because he always makes me rush for no good reason and then I get flustered and forget a lot of things. I forced myself out of bed… Continue reading I had a rough morning
A few days ago I received an anonymous question on tumblr from a young Muslim asking for advice. I think this is a topic we can all relate to in some way, so I wanted to share it with you. Q: I feel I can’t do anything, and there are so many pressures. How can… Continue reading Islam is Too Strict (Tumblr Question)
I don’t know. On Friday I discovered the heavenly, and embarrassingly scandalous, lyrical genius of Beyonce’s latest album. I’m obsessed with the song Partition, and as someone who absentmindedly sings while doing things around the house, my current worst fear is getting caught singing “he Monica Lewinskied all over my gown” at the top of… Continue reading Anecdotes from my weekend