Janelle Monáe's emotion picture masterpiece empowered me as a queer woman of color in more ways than one.
Every time I felt forced to explain myself, I felt less than.
As I am stuck in the US with no way of going back to my country, I wonder if I have a home after all.
It took me a while, but I'm proud to say I'm Kashmiri.
The mispronunciation of ethnic names is so last season.
You see, for a quiet person, I’m rather opinionated. And to be honest with you, I think I’m hilarious.
Just because I am not sure if I want to experience motherhood or not doesn't change femininity or womanhood.
All we wanted was to be normal, and there was nothing normal about the lengths we’d go to so that we could eat burgers and host burping contests.
Me: Dad I want to be an actor! Dad: No beta, it's pronounced doctor.
Sometimes, independence comes with a price too expensive to bear.
I still think about him, even if I don't want to. And I don't think that'll ever change.