Why is it that when I tell people I am a political science major that they always want to talk about Middle Eastern politics with me?
I am not a houseplant or a goldfish to be left by the window.
I felt alienated, on top of everything else I was feeling.
I was just white to this stranger I had just met. This stranger suddenly knew I was white. I didn’t even know who I was.
None of my friends had curfews, and none of them seemed to have concerned parents, either.
I find that I often lack confidence in daily situations.
It was my mother who recognized me and my pain by looking into the dimmed light of my eyes.
I struggle with the words to speak, but I need to get them out.
Being married for six months is hardly a long time, but we were able to discover what worked for us through constant communication.
It wasn’t long before our relationship with our uncle began to sour.
Women throughout the world grow up in societies that teach them to guard their bodies against men. Men are never taught to avoid hurting women.
It all changed only weeks after my seventh birthday. Life has not been the same since.