The Lady & Her Headache

The Lady & Her Headache

I love reading and listening to stories, and in this post, I’m sharing a little story with you. What thoughts and feelings came up for you from listening to this story? Are there are takeaways you personally gained? Share them by commenting... Read more
Fawzia and Her Chalkboard

Fawzia and Her Chalkboard

Fawzia was the youngest of her three siblings, and loved to draw with chalk, so her parents had painted an entire wall in her room with matte black paint. One day, Fawzia set out on the quest to draw the largest picture she’d ever dared to draw. When she was... Read more
Dear Ayah

Dear Ayah

  I’ve stopped signing my name now. 48 years since my first one, I’ve realised that each letter is merely a continuation of the previous – a never ending reel of my ruminations. I can still remember my very first time. My hands were shaking ever so... Read more
Daughter of a Tough Man

Daughter of a Tough Man

A slight breeze teased the high grass into a slow sway of back and forth, stroking my cheeks softly. The gentle momentum of the swing as my legs intermittently tapped the ground was soothing, and I could feel the passing of my favourite season making way for waves of... Read more
The Boy Who Can Fly

The Boy Who Can Fly

I tell her I can fly, but she never believes me. She nods her head slowly, her perfectly arched eyebrows raised just a little, and a sympathetic curl in the corners of her mouth. She doesn’t believe me. Every morning I sit on the edge of her bed and tell her of my... Read more
The Blackbirds’ Song

The Blackbirds’ Song

I’m writing this letter without addressing it to you, because it’s being written for you, to you, and without you, for you’re not here to read it. The pencil called me this evening – the white one with the chrome nib. The one I bought, you... Read more

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