Race and relationships. Two of the most popular topics that seem to never run out of stories.
Everyone knows race and relationships are not always accurately represented on social media.
In fact, I am frustrated with social media’s representation of interracial relationships. I’ve been seeing a lot of black guys paired with white girls (and they are very cute couples).
However, couples like Indian girls with black guys (*ahem*) or Arab guys with Asian guys are rare!
It could be my own algorithm or there aren’t that many, but it’s been annoying to see a lack of representation.
For the last two years, I’ve become more spiritual and connected to my culture. It’s been a struggle to barely speak Punjabi and not know much about Sikhism. Like everything else with time, I realize that these values are actually very important to me.
I’ve taken efforts to learn more Punjabi and practice learning about Sikhism in my daily life. I take time to research about my history and where I come from. Eventually, you have to choose between embracing your roots or know only a little bit of where you’re from. …
“Let all of us make an effort to expand that tent, so that everyone rises and everyone has a chance to be seen and heard,” Jane Fonda preached in front of a socially distanced crowd protected with black masks.
Elegantly decked in white, she spoke her heart out on one of the most popular topics of the show: minority representation. The evening contained major achievements for the BIPOC community. Over three actors of color rightfully earned their prizes that were promised to be delivered by mail.
Sterling K Brown stuttered, “it’s great to be black at The Globes,” alongside his…
As I am writing this post, I feel incredibly lazy. In fact, I procrastinated on writing this!
As a writer, I like to think that my words help people. They can feel heard, inspired, and always walk away with something. It’s one of the main reasons I write.
That’s why I want to talk about mood. A lot of us feel drained, tired, and unmotivated. Why?
We’re in a pandemic! DUH.
“We’re so sick of doing a bunch of things that we think are supposed to be ‘productive’.”
We should be doing things, right? We should be applying…
It is very possible to buy a new outfit without money. In my recent attempt to buy a new outfit without money, I used creativity to figure out a solution to my odd dilemma.
In fact, I discovered a few great tips to make it seem like I buy a new outfit every week without money!
The secret is to use old clothes, especially t-shirts or pants you haven’t worn in a while, creating a whole new look that you’ve never worn before.
So, how do you pull this off without looking like you’ve been hoarding all of your clothes…
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I learned a hard lesson this year.
Creation is far more important and sustainable than promotion, especially when you’re running low on content.
I really got caught up in promotion with figuring out what to post for my book, Instagram feed curation, trying to gain followers, and all that marketing stuff that probably matters, but not as much as I thought it did.
When I had creative energy and momentum, I denied myself. I forced myself to focus my attention on posting about my latest works and connecting with people I barely knew.
Of course, some…
Little did I know that I would become a published author when Georgetown University’s Professor Eric Koester reached out to me in August 2019.
I’m finally published!
I can’t believe it.
It’s been a crazy road, a one filled with all kinds of emotions, thoughts, feelings…. but I’m glad I went through it all. This is just the beginning, after all. Thank you to everyone who has been on this journey with me; I couldn’t have done it without you guys!
I actually sent out to my E-book to everyone that ordered already. It’s $0.99 …