This One is For My Best Friend By

This one is for my best friend. Tonight when I looked at the stars, I made a wish from the bottom of my heart that you would be happy. My wish seems to be very simplistic and unreal when we are in a world that is full of ups and downs. But I want you […]

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When Do I Come Into the Picture? – Part 4 By

The following interview has been translated from Urdu, and has been slightly edited for clarity. Sukheki, Punjab (Rural Village) Meena, 65 Years Old What does self-love/care mean to you? For me, to love yourself means to take care of yourself. For example, you should always watch what you eat, take care of your diet to […]

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Donner et recevoir des compliments By

Ce mois-ci, pendant une rencontre du Comité filles, nous avons fait une activité bien spéciale : le cercle de compliments. En fait, nous devions simplement donner des compliments à chaque personne et, par la suite, nous en recevions à notre tour. Cet exercice ouvre plusieurs portes dans ta tête. La porte à ouvrir pour recevoir les compliments et […]

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To Build Up By

I wake up in the morning feeling fine. Not totally happy or particularly enthused, but just okay. I get out of bed, decide to shower, brush my teeth, comb my hair. Then I check up on Instagram. Oh, look, there’s Ashley showing off that nice behind of hers. Oh, and Ryley. Man, she’s got the […]

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When Do I Come Into the Picture? – Part 3 By

The following interview has been translated from Urdu, and has been slightly edited for clarity. Sukheki, Punjab (Rural Village) Ghazala – 44 Years Old What does self-love/care mean to you? It means to watch what you eat, to stay healthy, give time to oneself, not be overburdened with work, and to exercise, however much you […]

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Winter O’ Winter By

When we have to go through another phase of life, certain things might change – our opinions, thoughts, appearance, feelings. I had to go through a transition in my life when I decided to study abroad in Canada. I had to face the transition of weather. Summer and fall are acceptable seasons, but winter? Nope. […]

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The Freshmen Fifteen By

University never really hit me until I was standing alone with bags half unpacked and a bed freshly made in my single dorm room. The excitement of the last few months – with all the plans of moving to a big city and all the preparations of my new life – came crashing down at […]

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When Do I Come Into the Picture? – Part 2 By

As I began the conversation, and explained to her that this was an interview, she laughed, saying that she wouldn’t know how to answer. I asked my mom to help out in order to translate parts of the questions, and provide deeper understandings in Punjabi. It took a few minutes of talking and lightening the […]

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Learning to Love Myself By

What does self-care mean to me? We learn so many things in our lives from the time we enter the world. Starting from screaming when the doctor patted my back, my mother’s warm hugs, to living by myself and learning how to cook. People around us have influenced every aspect of our lives, and as […]

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My Ongoing Resolution By

I told myself I would find love one day. I told myself it would be burning deep and a lifelong lasting love. I told myself it would happen when I least expected it. I told myself it would help turn my world around for the better and make me a happier person. I fell in […]

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