Words are weapons of mass destruction. I am going to pile a bunch of words together to make two obvious hastily generalising remarks. They may appear disjointed at first, but I will work my way to conjoining them in a stream-of-consciousness-type narrative eventually. Women are complacent in perpetuating a patriarchal world. Patriarchy sucks hard for men too… Continue reading Words as Weapons
So. I spent the summer reaching the finales of ALL my favourite shows & then staring into the abyss, feeling empty & aimless not knowing quite what do with my eyes and ears. See, my summer evenings were more homebound than I had originally envisaged - never mind that they were spent in various cities… Continue reading All Good Things Come in 7s. Not Really, But this List Does!
I am watching Genius (National Geographic) on iTunes. It tails a young Einstein in the years leading to his Nobel Prize. You would think the most startling revelation is that Einstein was a charming, carefree & funny young lad. Or, that I am finally understanding that the Theory of Relativity & the Time-Space Continuum are more… Continue reading Time, Space, Gravity & Gender
In the collective narrative of humanity, there are few character story revelations & motivators verily insightful than what is known in the content world as 'backstory': What is known to the rest of us as 'how my parents and upbringing is to blame for everything'. For a culture that is fully invested in the family… Continue reading Blaming Our Parents, Teachers & First Loves Is A Story That Never Gets Old – So Let’s Tell It Goddamit
Much like life, TV viewing sometimes begs the question: If you have to choose - would you go for content that is authentic or idealistic? In life, what to do when living authentically doesn't comply with the very trendy notion of impersonating how you ideally want to be? My peers will know that this notion of… Continue reading This Revolution Should Be Televised: In Search of [the Right] Heroines Part 7,567
Speaking of finding the right female voices that I would like my daughter exposed to, I have been thinking a lot about aspirational women and how often (or not) we, in the Arab region, are given the opportunity to truly see them, hear them and, more importantly, to relate to their experience and aspire to be… Continue reading Seeing is Believing: In Search of [The Right] Heroines Part II
I drive my daughter to school everyday. She is four and daily we sing along to the radio as she begins to ask me about the lyrics. "Why is this person 'feeling complicated' mama? She is saying she 'realises she is not alone', that's great! I will remember I am not alone now when I… Continue reading In search of [the right] heroines part 1.