She always lay beneath the moon, forever at service to the earth that held her and the ocean lapping softly at her feet The stars winked in the midnight blue sky as the ocean inhaled and gave an unexpected roar Splashing the earth, disturbing the peace Who can save us when we begin to drown … Continue reading Dramatic, Period
Today I want to share some words that do not belong to me. Sometimes you hear something so inspiring, so uplifting, it has to be shared. I know we are in a world where if you’re not present to witness a moment happening, you’re late. Well, this speech was made in 2014 so by that … Continue reading 5 Life Lessons From Jim Carrey
I think it’s pretty safe to say at this stage that hatred of Muslims is brewing into something that can no longer be halted; there’s no other option now – it is going to get worse before it gets better. These days Muslims are penalised by somebody every time we make ourselves visible within society … Continue reading Can I celebrate Christmas as a Muslim?
It was the dead of the night, and Maria was dead to the world. Her legs sunk into the mattress, the weight lifted away, her mind finally tranquil when the first pebble hit her bedroom window. The cul-de-sac she lived on was quiet; a safe space away from the city, the throng of trees a … Continue reading He Came In The Dead Of The Night
“Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.” ― James Joyce, Ulysses. Let me tell you something - there’s nothing I like more than my own company. Despite spending most of my alone time cursing myself for stupid things I said in social situations five years ago and … Continue reading Seeing Dublin Solo
This week I want to talk about a reporter, an author, a revolutionary – a big inspiration of mine. I first saw Mona Eltahawy in 2014 on Al Jazeera, fiercely debating a question based upon her infamous article on Foreign Policy: Do Arab Men Hate Women? For the whole debate, my eyes were glued to … Continue reading Writing that Changed Me: Mona Eltahawy
My whole life, I thought I was lacking Why else would I not be loved? I must be missing something I haven’t got the fire inside me that some people have The fire that lets off smoke made of loud laughs and big smiles and animated gestures I envied that energy I lacked the fire, … Continue reading Elements