Anger, Nothing But Anger

Anger, nothing but anger. It’s ready to burst out, to explode; it’s pulsing through my heart, through my veins, like the beats of an atrocious migraine. It relentlessly makes me conscious of my body while taking complete control over it: I tremble, I want to burst into tears, I want to collapse and yet I…

Anger, Nothing But Anger

Anger, nothing but anger. It’s ready to burst out, to explode; it’s pulsing through my heart, through my veins, like the beats of an atrocious migraine. It relentlessly makes me conscious of my bod… Source: Anger, Nothing But Anger

Les Mots Me Manquent

Vouloir penser sans les mots, c’est tenter l’impossible. Personne ne peut formuler d’idée en dehors du langage, car l’indicible n’existe pas. Et lorsque les mots me manquent, je doute. Je reste figé et muet, incapable d’exprimer ce que je ressens, de décrire ce que je pense. Un écart vient de se créer entre ce que…

Share Your Harness of Privilege

Privilege is an astonishingly undeserved gift that was granted to a limited category of individuals in this world—it’s the passenger’s  airbag that protects only some of us; it’s the harness that prevents you from falling down when you’re skydiving. In today’s society, many of our daily interactions are sadly, constantly biased: if your white building manager allows himself to be…

Africa is not a country

Anger and disgust are the only emotions I can feel when the French magazine, “ELLE”, covers an entire article on “that African fashion that makes us dream”, but mentions no African country, which makes us believe that according to them, African is a country and not a continent, so no need to mention any of its countries, right?…

Stop Spreading Hate

In these moments of horror and inhumanity, let’s turn our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the terrible acts committed in Orlando. Let’s not forget that hate crimes against the LGBTQ community are still real and that people are still suffering all around the country and the world. Let’s also remind ourselves that Islamophobia…

Alert: Click Here to Save the World

Alert: Click Here to Save the World   Mutual aid is an essential feature in times of crisis and despair; inherent to human interaction it is at the basis of our relations, but for it to make sense and to have a significant impact it must not be a short term investment. The rise of…

I’m a Boss Ass Bitch: On White Feminism and Nicki Minaj

  In late July 2015, the MTV Video Music Awards (usually abbreviated as the VMAs), an award ceremony that rewards the best music video of the year, spurred a controversial feud between songwriters Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj. While most of the nominated songs for Video of the Year were composed by or…

A selective Eiffel.

Once again, the Eiffel Tower will not light up in the colors of the Pakistani flag tonight. While the Eiffel Tower wore the colors of Belgium, it didn’t light up for Nigeria, Turkey, Côte d’Ivoire and all the other countries which apparently are not deemed worthy of the Western attention. The world was here for…

Shame, shame, and shame again.

In a recent conversation with my wise mother, she said: “the world is insane and absurd; we barbarically slaughter animals for food, we consume their flesh, this meat that has cruelly suffered, and then we are surprised that we humans release so much hatred and anger”. While in 2015, the US killed 9 billion farm…

There Must Be Blisters On My Heart

“Later that night/ I held an atlas in my lap/ ran my fingers across the whole world/ and whispered/where does it hurt? It answered/ everywhere/ everywhere/ everywhere.” – Warsan Shire Today, I am precisely 3,624 miles away from home. As an ocean of tears separates me from home, I have never felt so far away…