Pretending to Care

We all do it. We'd be a**holes if we didn't smile and say thanks to the bus driver or ask a friend how their day has been. But what I'm talking about goes beyond practicing basic human decency-- I'm talking about pretending to care, or trying to be a better person than you really are,... Continue Reading →

Thank you.

What a difference a year can make. In the beginning of 2018, I was a confused, depressed girl who felt like she was failing at life. Dramatic, I know, but that's honestly how I had felt at the time. Now, I am in a much better mental state. Not only have I become more proactive... Continue Reading →

Sensitive

Sensitive. From my research, it is derived from the French word sensitif which means, "capable of feeling," and the Medieval Latin word sensitivus, or, "capable of sensation." Pretty innocent, right? Today, however, sensitivity is associated with weakness, being easily hurt, and delicacy. And no one wants to be thought of in those ways, not when resilience... Continue Reading →

Things May Be Falling into Place

Guys. I think things are looking up for me. During my first two years of college, life truly wasn't going in the direction I had always imagined for it to go. I was confused, bored, and lonely. I developed health problems. I was creatively deprived. I faced my first bout of depression. I was bitter... Continue Reading →

Part I: My Problem(s) with Instagram

I have a love-hate relationship with Instagram. Actually, love is too strong of a word; it's more of a tolerate-makemewanttodeletemyaccount relationship. I had my first Instagram account when I was in high school because I wanted to share pictures of my nail art and the food I cooked, and in return I wanted to see... Continue Reading →

Allow me to introduce myself…

Hi, my name is Afrah, I am a college student, and I'm a pragmatic idealist. That probably sounds like an introduction someone would make at an AA meeting, so let me elaborate. At my core, I am an idealistic, creative person who wants to utilize my interest and ability in self-expression to better myself, and perhaps... Continue Reading →

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