“I Don’t Write Without Looking Back” – Interview With The Republic

I don’t write without looking back. A few paragraphs in and my eyes begin to scan through the first paragraph to see if it’s catchy and authentic enough to get readers into the second paragraph, knowing that I’m not writing for a bunch of brick walls.


What a Cat Taught Me About Love and Separation

I told myself that it didn’t matter that I was cat-phobic; I could still care for her.

Social Issues

I’m a Muslim Woman, and I Love to Orgasm

If there’s one topic that Muslims are proud to talk about, it’s procreation. And if we’re being mathematically correct, the Muslim population is the fastest-growing segment in the world, according to birth rates. Of course, the act of procreation and sexual pleasure are two entirely different matters. And as women, shouldn’t we know this?

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Why I’m No Longer Talking to Muslim Men About Equality – Human Parts

For years now, I have been vocal about issues relating to Islam, Muslims, and gender on various media platforms. In one sense, I choose to do this work, but in another, this work chose me. It’s framed by the way others attempt to represent and control me, more or less obliging me to respond.

Book Reviews

Book Review: A Tale of Being, of Green and of Ing by Yewande Adebowale

Yewande’s switch between clarity and ambiguity is a brilliant style, the work of a poet who writes for herself, and for us, and who addresses — even wonders whether she belongs eternally among — the living through a spirit that never dies or among the dead through a body that begins to die the very day we are born.


Ancient Cooking Tools You Will Find in Modern West-African Kitchens – One Table One World

Upon a lengthy conversation with Rinu, I discovered that many older West-African women practically have two sets of kitchen tools; the modern ones which are basically for “show” and the rough, almost rarely modified “ancient” ones with which the real cooking is done.

: Why More Women Need to acknowledge that Motherhood is not for everyone
Social Issues

Why More Women Need to acknowledge that Motherhood is not for everyone – THE CHIC

In a world where birth rates are going down and maternal doubts are increasing, why do women who have deliberately chosen to be child-free feel judged?

Book Reviews

Book Review: Voices: A Collection of Poems that Tell Stories – by Yewande Adebowale

In this collection, Yewande Adebowale feels a strong need to take a backward glimpse, to rummage around in her own utterly unique collection of remembered watershed moments, sights and sounds and to relish the richly blended emotions we attach to them.

The New Joker Movie Forces us to Rethink Mental Illness and Violence
Mental Health Movie Reviews Social Issues

The New Joker Movie Forces us to Rethink Mental Illness and Violence – Peace Quarters

Although this remains the movie’s most realistic portrayal of the human experience, the truth is that mentally ill people are far less likely to commit crimes than those who are naturally mean or influenced by hard drugs.

Why Mothers No Longer Breastfeed Their Children Extensively
Parenting Social Issues

Why Mothers No Longer Breastfeed their Children Extensively – The Chic

From conversations with women who have negotiated to breastfeed in their workplace, it seems that plenty of workplaces are either unsupportive of breastfeeding or genuinely do not understand the value in making the workplace lactation-easy for mothers.

News Social Issues

Allegations Pour Out Against the #Arewametoo Movement for Being an Underground LGBTQ+ Advocacy Platform

In the last few days, amidst the blow-up of this campaign arose a ploy to silence all those who were involved in the advocacy by alleging them of a hidden agenda to use the platform as a façade to champion the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.

Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Nothing but Love by Zeneefa Zaneer

Each page of the novel enveloped me in a shroud of uncertainty as the book burst in suspense. There were a lot of twists and turns as well as highs and lows that increased my yearning for what was to come.

Parenting Social Issues

Why Teaching Our Girls to Rage Can Lead to Reverse Toxic Femininity – The Hearth

Unfortunately, the world of girls is all about ‘the rage’ now. From girls passing around pictures of the male genitals to young women pulling down their pants in public to reveal their bum, male-bashing has become a fashionable sport the very way misogyny used to be a favoured game some fifty years ago.

sex Social Issues

What Nobody Told Me About Having Sex for the First Time – Human Parts

Something is definitely wrong with me, I thought to myself all through what seemed like the longest night ever. My…


SEO FOR BEGINNERS 2: Search engine optimization after the Google Revolution

Following Yahoo’s partnership with Google in the year 2000, the Google Toolbar became available on Internet Explorer, making it possible…

Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: The Ducktrinors (Part 1) by Papatia Feauxzar

Mondays, in the past few weeks, always find me in a tight spot. I can’t figure out in good time…

Howto SEO

SEO FOR BEGINNERS: Search engine optimization over the last two decades

More than two decades ago, the World Wide Web in its entirety was still a pretty new concept. Today, everyone…


Are you Genetically-wired to Love Cleaning?

I thought I was genetically lazy and jumbled. I almost gave up on myself; dismissing the idea of ever maintaining…

Mental Health parenting

These Tech Tools Can Help to Boost Your Mental Health

Technology causes depression. I know this sounds cliche. But what if technology could also help boost your mental health? You’ve…

Lifestyle lifestyle

Reorganizing Your Home Can Help Save the Planet

In a few months, I’ll be celebrating my three-year wedding anniversary. However, within such a short period, I have reorganized…

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Helmets and Hijabs — The Intricacies of Cycling for Muslim Women

As a little girl, I never really thought about the reason my parents allowed my brothers to cycle and not…

sex Uncategorized Uncategorized

A Woman’s Right to Orgasm

The misogynistic professor “You can tell a Muslim feminist from the way she has sex with her man,” said one…

parenting Uncategorized Uncategorized

Celebrating Tender Masculinity

Raising Modern Day Knights “Oh! He is such a pretty baby boy” a lovely colleague of mine commented upon the…

Mental Health

How to Love Someone With Bipolar Disorder

Almost six years ago, when I was a University senior, my much-loved Uncle went into a manic depressive episode that…

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Screenomics is the New Personality-Evaluation Tool for Parents

Recently, an article in the New York Times reported how according to data and social scientists, “screen time” no longer tells us how…

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Why Chronically-Depressed Creatives Should Embrace Depression

“Every creative must battle demons for their best work to be produced.” This is the creative stereotype that we’ve been…

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