Repost: “In 2020, I thought a lot about…”

I’d taken ownership of my body over the past 9 months. I’d wrestled it free from the people who’d jabbed at it with hurtful comments. I’d reclaimed it. Mine. Victory. But soon after I’d met him, it felt like a different scuffle for ownership began – this time with him. I wrote the following post … Continue reading Repost: “In 2020, I thought a lot about…”

I’m glad you left.

It's unexpected. You had a wall up because you were trying not to let anyone hurt you again. But the persistent questions began, hidden as kindness. The queries were really there to get all the information they could to eventually use against you. Don't give in. You baulk at first. Are these questions too personal? … Continue reading I’m glad you left.

Save The Humans

Love this post by my friend Shaahima. It’s simple, but gets across the message instantly.

The Kaftan Writer

Save The Humans

The stateless Palestinian. The Rohingyan asylum-seeker. The Syrian refugee. The defenceless in war zones. The unwanted girl child. The Dalit. The raped. The gang-raped. The child being molested and too afraid to speak. The starving. The ill-treated labourer. The discarded orphan. The jailed without justice. The physically abused. The emotionally beaten. The homeless. The victim of hate. The children killed at school. The children killed for going to school. The soldiers dying in a war they don’t want. The voices silenced. The journalists white vanned. The cheated sports fan. The innocents killed at the hands of an authorised weapon. The political scapegoat. The unpaid worker. The jobless. The addict. The woman unmarried for lack of dowry. The misunderstood disabled. The philanderer’s spouse. The trafficked. The citizen of an oppressive regime. The mothers of children who never returned home. The misrepresented. The uncounted.

 

But before all else. Save the apathetic.

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