Why I Write 

You don’t write beacaue you want to say something, you write because you have something to say 

-F.Scott Fitzgerald


Miss Nasra

Uumm…..I know why I write but having to explain would require me to write a really long essay which we all don’t want, so I will try to make this as interesting as <!–more–>possible by giving three reasons why I do so.

REASON 1: Nasra believes she writes to express her many feelings which she can’t express to people around her because of culture barriers, close mindedness and lack of patience to withstand her curiosity that questions a looott.

REASON 2: She writes to let her weirdness out! No one has to know how far her crazy mind can go so or else she would have no friends! So better write all my imaginations and weird opinions down before my social circle breaks from being weirded out by me.

REASON 3: it’s pleasurable to me knowing I have not given up and have managed to put up my work into our wonderful site with my awesome friends through all our differences. Honestly it gives me positive vibes because it doesn’t let me down ever! 

I mean it makes me feel happy because they say anybody can dance or anybody can cook but we don’t hear people saying that anybody can write very often! And I fit in there, so hooray 

Pochi

Writing is a good form of expressing one’s thoughts; it is also a good way of creating new ones in the process. Others like me enjoy writing about anything though mostly myself when I am at the peak of my emotions. It usually calms me down, sets my mind in a space whereby instead of thinking about the latter I instead focus on what is in front of me — the topic I am writing on. I would say that while in my toddlerhood? Teens? I used to dislike composing anything, especially in class. I’m more of a reader; nonetheless composing nowadays comes much more easily to me than then when I had to use similes to impress my teacher.

Miskellaneous

Introversion, if I were to try sum it all into one, that would be the reason why I write. Being an introvert I can sometimes find it really hard to properly convey what I want to say in conversations, to gather the courage and confidence, form a proper sentence and affluently deliver it yet I can assure you all my deliveries sound way better in my head. With writing I don’t have to worry about all that, I can take my time to construct proper sentences, and say what needs to be said without having people’s eyes on me. You get to speak out in the comforts of your little introvert bubble.

 Apart from the comfortability writing provides it also allows freedom of expression, there are certain topics that are generally easier to convey in words then in speech. I sometimes feel I can be a 100 percent of myself in writing than I can in speech, with writing I don’t filter or edit what I say. I don’t worry about what others might think of me or my opinions, or if I come off as a little weird. There are very few people one can really be themselves with so it definitely helps to be able to turn to writing to showcase your whole personality. 

Lastly writing has provided me with a means of challenging myself creatively, pushing my imagination to its limits pursuing other forms of writing (not just the work I do here), tapping into places in my mind that have remained untouched. A remedy for my introversion, expression and imagination; why this little individual picks up that pen and paper every day. 

These are our reasons, what are yours ?

Disastrous Adventures

Confessions that mothers shouldn’t know about

Stove Fire Series

 

MiHI

 

 

At this point of my life – I am not a kitchen person. 

I try to avoid that territory altogether, hence, not a lot of disasters have happened recently. I have been demotivated by the number of horrible creations that

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Ramadhan: A Testimonial

A tribute to the passing of the Holy month

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With Ramadhan in it’s final lap, we thought it fitting to let you in on our personal experiences, what the month means to us, what we love about it and why we we look forward to it every year Continue reading “Ramadhan: A Testimonial”

We Are The Poor

Paying homage to the country that raised us

Picture it, East Africa, 1964, two newly established nations just emerging from the grasps of colonization, came together putting in what little they had in hopes of creating something  bigger, stronger and long lasting .

Forward 53 years later those two nations are no more, what stands in place is one brimming pot rich in diversity (in more ways than one), culture, history and most importantly acceptance.  Tanzania, a union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, a union that instilled

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Our Hijab Our Choice 

They say we’re oppressed, we have no voice, but the hijab IS our voice.

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If I wear the hijab, does that make me less of a woman?
Because we cover ourselves and try to observe modesty. In this world where we have many means of expression, why can’t our hijab be accepted as one of them? Why should our entire being be defined by a piece of clothing? By the religion we practice. They say we’re oppressed, we have no voice, but

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