Back in May this year, I was so fed up with everything that was happening in my life. I craved to study abroad; as a result, I attempted to apply for a undergraduate scholarship in Australia. My mother strongly opposed my decision by refusing to pay for any living cost — if I ever got accepted by the […]Read more "ZAIN ASHER: TRUST your struggle"
The first thought that came to my mind after looking at Susan Cain’s face was “Wow! What a beautiful white lady” — I suppose her face radiates calmness too. My friend from uni lent me this book, saying how everyone said I gave out extreme introverted vibes. I was confused at first, as I never assumed […]Read more "Quiet by Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts in a World that can’t stop talking"
(Watch the advertisement : here) This particular advertisement is only 1 minute 12 seconds long, but I’ve been watching it for probably 28 times since yesterday afternoon. I suppose H&M is beginning to become woke. I hope it stops hiring average ass ‘models’ like Kendall Jenner (honestly, truly). The ad starts off with a beautiful […]Read more "H&M Advertisement for autumn collection circa 2016"
This past few days, I’ve been following news about NYFW (New York Fashion Week) — such a breeze of fresh air to finally see the fashion world revolving more on the subject of diversity and authenticity. New fashion brands are nowadays representing non-white models with realistic body types. It’s a thriving site to see when […]Read more "marc jacobs’ white-dominated fashion show with a dust of cultural appropriation"
When my brother first left home to study/work abroad, I plunged myself in the sea of agitation — I got extremely sad and lonely. Now, I’m not nearly that depressed because let’s just face it: people in your life will always come and go. It does not really matter much to me anymore when my brother […]Read more "GETTING THE BLUES"
“…So in 2011, I went undercover into North Korea, posing as a missionary and a teacher to instruct English to the 19-year-old sons of North Korea’s ruling class at a brand-new university staffed only by foreigners. I lived on a walled campus with the students and ate all my meals with them, and was constantly […]Read more "SUKI KIM’S UNDERCOVER EXPERIENCE IN NORTH KOREA"
“The issue of my hair has been a thing that has followed me my entire life, even in Primary I was told that my hair is not natural — it’s exotic, my Afro was not wanted or anything like that.. and the issue followed me to High School. Asking me to change my hair is […]Read more "zulaikha patel: reclaiming her stance on natural hair"