Is It Necessary?

All my life I was and I always will be an advocate of people taking initiative, feeling empowered, and showing leadership, but what happens when this empowerment becomes an abuse of power or a means to be dare I say the words Bitchy, brutal, or mean? The other day, I entered a busy cafe in…

The Choice

I have to tell you that I find it really hard to write about my personal life, so this is my attempt at doing so , so help me God. You see, on February 25, 2019, after a string of tests and doctor visits, I was diagnosed with an early phase of cancer which I…

Hard Shells (Fiction)

Layla signed the divorce papers, and with that the judge officially announced her divorced from her husband of three years. At first, a sense of relief overcame her, as this announcement marked the end of a long saga of verbal abuse and repetitive infidelity. Although the marriage had ended on this particular spring day in…

The Other Plan

Every year, in the month of December, most of us make elaborate plans for the year to come. We call them goals, resolutions, dreams, ambitions, or even hopes. On December 2018, I decided not to do that, instead I decided to just plan to be a better person in 2019. Now, three months into the…

Lines

One of the first things we learn in school is how to draw a line. We also learn at a very young age how to color inside the line, and as we grow older we study about wars that killed millions of people, and even civilizations that fell to the ground simply because nations crossed…

A Rude Awakening

In the last year I have realized some pretty disturbing facts about the way I interact with others. I realized that I have given people more chances than they deserve and I have given more than I have received in many of my dealings. This fact hit me like a brick when last week I…

The Real Me-Part Two (Fiction)

“So, how do we get to know each other? Do you meet men alone, or do you do it with a relative around? Or do we talk on the phone, or do we have pointless conversations online?” Hashem asked.  “So, you agree to my terms?” Dina responded “I don’t even know what your terms are…

Book review- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Let me start by saying that I dislike self-help books. If you regularly read my posts you would know that I don’t like any book that promises me a great life simply by smiling and believing that everything will turn out ok or by saying certain words or acting a certain way. Whether we like…

Shallow

No matter how hard we try to hide it, and how emphatically we say to the world that we are deep human beings, we all do have a part of us that is shallow. This is the superficial part of us that is obsessed with image, status, power, and things as opposed to brains, intellect,…

Who’s Keeping Score?

Dear reader what I plan to talk about today is a controversial topic, so if you are sensitive person and your opinion of me is a direct outcome of your agreement or disagreements with my thoughts then don’t read this post. Now that we clarified this point let’s move on. If you have been following…

Another Year

Tomorrow I grow a year older, and so I figured that this  is a good time for me to evaluate what I did well and what I need to work on for the next 12 months. This year, I think I learned one of the most valuable lessons anyone can learn. I learned to stand…

Can We Have it All?

Who believes that women can be strong? I am sure that many of you read this question and are nodding your heads in agreement. Who believes that women are fragile? I believe that many of you are nodding your heads in agreement to that question too. Who believes that a woman can do everything a…