“Finding Audrey” by Sophie Kinsella

Title: Finding Audrey Author: Sophie Kinsella Published by: Delacorte Press Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Comedy In-Series/Stand Alone: Stand Alone Rating:★★★★☆ Intro: My dark glasses are on, my hands are jammed in the pockets of my hoodie, and I’ve pulled the hood up for extra protection. I haven’t raised my gaze from the pavement, but that’s OK. Most people…

She Is Everything.

She is a woman of God and stature, weaving through the cobblestone streets with her brightly colored scarf prominent amongst the crowd. Grace and humility cling to her like a luxurious fragrance, turning heads in silent awe. Her eyes are a mystery, fierce and determined. She is a rose among thorns, a beauty to behold. She…

Shipwrecked.

I had lain awake countless nights wondering why my heart felt numb. Why the four walls of my room suffocated me; why I could not bear to look at myself in the mirror too long without my stomach clenching and my throat tightening — pain that was impossible to swallow, pain I could not hide….

Rape Trivialization & Consent.

Disclaimer: If this issue is triggering to you, it’d be best if you stop reading now — the last thing I’d want to do is cause you pain or discomfort. If this issue makes you uncomfortable because it’s not talked about often, especially by someone younger, I’d strongly advise you to continue reading. Choosing to…

Can You Hear Us Now?

#CanYouHearUsNow: Hashtag surfaces in response to Donald Trump’s comments about Ghazala Khan, mother of a slain Muslim-American soldier, who supposedly wasn’t “allowed” to speak at the DNC. Here is my response.    My fellow Muslim women: according to the oh so authentic words of Donald Trump, women in Islam aren’t allowed to speak. Oh, and apparently, it’s…

Labels.

We live in a world that teaches us to diminish ourselves to nothing A world of deadly connotations That devastate the human body of the very thing it needs to be whole — h u m a n i t y. We live in a world where “girl” is a synonym for “incompetent” Where “Muslim”…

An Open Letter to Donald Trump.

From a 17-year-old Muslim American girl exercising her right to speak out: Mr. Trump, Most letters start off with a “dear” followed by the name of the recipient, but I’m afraid in this case, to address you in such a way would imply a sense of respect — something I cannot say I have for…