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”
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”
Cafe East is the latest hotspot for numerous instagrammers and it’s been making its way round twitter, as the place to go to for brunch.
so of course, i just had to check it out with Nahima. since, you know, brunch is Our Thing.Continue reading “Cafe East”
thank you to NetGalley & Harper Collins HQ for a free copy of WE ARE NOT OKAY to review. this doesn’t affect my rating or review
TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE, ABUSE, BULLYING, EATING DISORDERS, ISLAMOPHOBIA, SUICIDE, SLUT SHAMING
If only they could have spoken out . . .Continue reading “We Are Not Okay”
thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House for sending me an e-copy of FOUL IS FAIR to review. this does not affect my rating.
this, first of all, is a book you have definitely got to read. bare in mind, it does go into detail about things which may be triggering for some.
TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE, MURDER, DEATH, BLOOD, SELF HARM, SUICIDE ATTEMPT, MENTION OF SUICIDE, UNDERAGE DRINKING, ABUSE
Golden boys beware: something wicked this way comes.Continue reading “Foul Is Fair”
hope you’re all good and jolly! after all, ’tis the season to be jollyyy falalala la la laaaaaa . . .
i mean i know it’s only november
and the 6th of november at that (also how was everyone’s bonfire night?? remember remember the 5th of november . . . omg has anyone watched V for Vendetta????????Continue reading “Reality: A Poetry Collection”