i spent the entirety of today with J, free from the cultural toxicity and the unbelievably infuriating four words that i’m forced to hear every day; what will people say? but this freedom only lasted until i came home at 8pm.Continue reading “Brown Girl Guilt”
yesterday, i met up with Nahima for breakfast at Duck & Waffle, which i will write a review for in the upcoming week. so stay tuned for that, loves. but of course, like the time we went to Searcy’s, we ended up going to Sweet afterward.
because we were still hungry.Continue reading “Pancakes, Catchups & Procrastinating // General Chit Chat”
TRIGGER WARNING: POLICE BRUTALITY, RIOTS, MURDER, DEATH, VIOLENCE
i read this book ages ago, and watched the movie as soon as it came out.
there’s never really been a book that made me cry within the first 10 pages. until i came across The Hate U Give.
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.
Khalil was unarmed.Continue reading “The Hate U Give”
TRIGGER WARNING: MENTION OF ABUSE, SUICIDE
faith is a complicated thing.
for some of us, faith and religion are two things we grew up with, not exactly out of choice, but because of the family we were born into. they taught it to us and so it became all we knew.Continue reading “The Complexities of Faith”
thank you ever so much to Page Street Publishing & Lizzy Mason for sending me an ARC of THE HENNA WARS to review! this does not affect my rating or review.
TRIGGER WARNING: HOMOPHOBIA & RACISM
When Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants—as long as she isn’t herself.Continue reading “The Henna Wars”
if anyone had told me last year that i would be studying English Literature at one of the prettiest campuses in London, i wouldn’t have believed them.Continue reading “A Look Back on My First Term”