Love: A Memoir of Diagnosis, Symptoms & Side Effects

                          Love for me is very much like the embodiment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Falling in love captures the very core of your brain. It holds you where you are, by your central control system, and wires it into a shock. The shock […]

My Eyebrows Aren’t Even And They Never Bothered Me

My eyebrows aren’t even and they never bothered me. One brow tweaks up like a witch from the 18th century, and the other rests like Mathilda’s innocence. My nose curves down on a slight bump and ends on a fleshy curb which highlights nostrils bigger than the usual standard. It is closed, funny, and pinchy. […]

To Everyone Who Told Me To Take My Life Seriously: I Never Did

[Written in the perspective of a 16-year-old self] “Take your life seriously,” the teacher scolded. I hated to think she was scolding, because I try to avoid beef as much as possible, but truth be told. She, in fact, was shouting.  But that’s not what drove the inner anger in me. There was something about […]

Mona Wants You To Get Angry

I uttered those words like a holy mantra, and that’s all it took. I blocked him everywhere – beyond social media. I blocked him from my mind and heart. I blocked him from my life. I never spoke or thought of him again. I was once so sensitive, so fragile to the hurt the world […]