to a friend

I must express my anxiety in writing this. This has been no easy task in the last few weeks but to reflect is greatly beneficial and this episode did not disappoint. I had known her for almost two years now. We were not close in the first year, and only grew closer in the last… Continue reading to a friend

the impending realities of getting out of an abusive relationship

I need to start off this post by saying that I was never physically abused but abuse is abuse even if he didn't lay a hand on me. The emotional and mental abuse took a toll on my future relationships as a result of my traumatic past relationship with my abuser and many people ask… Continue reading the impending realities of getting out of an abusive relationship

untitled

I'm sitting here at the dining room table during Ramadan, a holy Muslim fasting month, thinking about what I could name this post but I couldn't find one that was apt for what I'm about to talk about. Just recently, I've been having these thoughts in my head about what life was worth and how… Continue reading untitled

a letter to you

It's been a year without your guidance. How did one year manage to pass so quickly without a stray of thought aligned with the days of the week? How did I turn twenty as quickly as I am about to turn twenty-one in just short of six months? So much has happened; so, so much… Continue reading a letter to you

three months

Is it possible to fall in love in three months? Time is endless, and so is its mysteries. I remember meeting someone just recently. Oh, I remember exactly everything that happened the day I first met him all the way to the last. I remember every inch and crevice of events and to this day,… Continue reading three months

strength of a thousand worlds

He thought I couldn't do it. I threatened to leave many times. I threatened to cut off all ties with him if he ever hurt me again, and every time, I couldn't do it because I felt like I needed him. I wanted him, even if I had to watch him from afar 7000 miles… Continue reading strength of a thousand worlds