Ain’t No Hollaback Girl!

The sexual harrassment of females at the hand of males is nothing new and far too often, women are told that they are to the ones with the ability to control the harassment. Even worst, women are recurrently told that they should take harassment as a form of flatery. That is unnacceptable! Would you accept that your mother, sister or wife be harassed, touched our catcalled in your presence? Of course not! Then why is it implied that we should take it as a compliment when the comments are turned towards us? Luckily, the Qu’ran and multiple hadiths speak of … Continue reading Ain’t No Hollaback Girl!

Broken hearts can love too!

Jumping on a trampoline “Hate is only a form of love that hasn’t found a way to express itself logically”. -Lil’ Wayne My family’s love for one another is both dysfunctional and unconditional. Those you love the most can also hurt you the most and you can hurt most those that you love. That is a sad reality of life. However, at this tender moment, I would like to focus on the love that I showed to and was shown by my paternal grand-mother. This strong woman with a tender heart and life-consuming problems. Playing with my cousins and myself … Continue reading Broken hearts can love too!

Love conquers all?

My relationship has come to an end. It is incredibly saddening and devastating to see something you’ve worked incredibly hard and invested so much of your soul into fall appart. However, God knows that we’ve tried everything. The hardest part for me to accept that love doesn’t always conquer all. And in ways I still believe it does. I just know now that this may not have been the right kind of love to conquer our problems. I put my faith entirely in God that He will guide me where and to whom I belong when the time is right. … Continue reading Love conquers all?