Category Archives: self-talk

Doing Feminism: on self love and raising a feminist niece

Here’s how a conversation between me and 5-year-old Kashmala, my niece, went a few weeks ago. Kashmala, as we were face-timing: Let’s watch Youtube songs! Can you pleeeeeeeeeeeeease put on that song “Beautiful”? It’s my faaaaaaveeerite! Advertisements

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Goodbye, 2014!! You were terrible to me.

Happy New Year, everyone!!! Happy 2015! May it bring us all peace, happiness, and joy — and while I’m at it, lemme also pray for world peace, meh — aameen! I’ve never been as anxious for a year to be … Continue reading

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Wise words from 5-year-old Kashmala

For the past several months, I’ve been going through some shit. That includes losing people/friends that I regret losing (no, don’t be like, “Well, they weren’t worth your friendship in the first place if they had to choose to get … Continue reading

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What exactly does “be yourself, be YOU” mean?

I’m doing a whole bunch of thinking about myself lately, so expect more of this kind of blogs. I try to keep away from sharing personal reflections in my blog, but to hell with it all now; I’ll write about … Continue reading

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Migrating through virtual spaces: what changing blogging platform feels like

So far, I’m not feeling at home here at WordPress. I suppose that’s because home will always be home and nothing can replace the one place that helped make us what we are (although, honestly, my homeland, Swat, where I … Continue reading

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