Women Like Us- Part 2

Continued from part 1, read here. By Isang Awah Aliya Khalid  Aliya comes from Pakistan, a beautiful country that is, regrettably, badly affected by terrorism. Growing up in Peshawar city in Pakistan, she saw “schools turn to rubble and large families reduced to just a few.” In a region where the ‘right to education’ for […]

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Women Like US: Part 1

By Isang Awah As the International Women’s Day approached, I thought of the year’s theme, and of the many women I know whose lives in some way epitomize the words ‘boldness’ and ‘change’. I can’t possibly write about all the women here, but I have chosen to write about three amazing women who inspire me […]

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Reading For Pleasure

Growing up, I rarely enjoyed reading books although I did read a few books a year (to please my parents).  As I grow older, I acquired an interest in reading without being compelled to and this has not only increased my thirst for more knowledge and understanding but has also broadened my realm of imagination. […]

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Help, I don’t have what to wear!

Hey guys, I’m sorry I’ve haven’t blogged in a while. School has been really intense these last few weeks and I haven’t had time to my blog. Luckily, this too shall pass! Last year, I had a co-op placement (internship) and I remember slightly worrying about what I would wear to work. I know right, […]

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Imperfect Perfections

Happy new year Everyone!! This is a simple note (and self reminder) that no one is perfect. Over the holidays, I got to spend time with family. I had an awesome time with my family, had a lot to eat and had a number of conversations with my parents. “You know, young ladies need to […]

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What I want for Christmas 

It is a few days to Christmas and I am really excited about this holiday. Recently, my mom asked me to name five things I would like for Christmas. I didn’t take her request seriously and told her that whatever she got me would be fine. If only I could go back in time and […]

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The DayDreamer

One of my all time favorite activities is day dreaming. Quite frankly, I have never admitted this to anyone but I really enjoy imagining things that may never happen or things that I wish would happen. I rewind events from the past and alter my reactions (if need be) or I imagine what I hope […]

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7 Things I am Thankful For

Life can get stressful and at times we forget the little miracles that made us smile. At that moment, life generally just sucks. As the year is rounding up, I list a few random incidents that got on my nerves but I list something to be thankful for. In my opinion, you have the choice […]

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L.I.S.T.E.N

This is a sequel to my post on asking/ speaking up (click here to read). A little note on listening. A lot of times I get so wound up in my thoughts opinions and ideas that unconsciously, I automatically block my ears and mind to contradicting opinions or whatever is being said. Have you ever […]

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