... at some point, the things that eat at your brain are perfectly distracted by the things you distract yourself with, and the things you distract yourself with are perfectly ignored by the things you can't stop focusing on.
Originally written on four sheets of stapled paper Mirrors and planes always play a huge role in lots of my writing. Everything is a self-portrait, and life is always in motion. I had a moment last week looking in the mirror, feverish, coming off of two weeks of fasting for Ramadan with fatigue so intense … Continue reading Read This On Your Bad Week
"You could take us out of our cliques for years, seclude us from the other first-generation brown kids, but never stop us from picking up where we left off because there was some string of cultural identity we shared with one another that we didn’t share with anyone else."
I can attribute Texas's setbacks to the many negative experiences I've had my entire life: bullying, Islamophobia, drought, isolation. Yet it would be wrong to discredit the places and people in Texas that have put a genuine smile across my face the past 18 years. I find being Texan to be a challenge every day, but I find that every day I complete that challenge it brings me closer to claiming the place as my own.