What does it mean to allow yourself to feel vulnerable? To be vulnerable is an act of courage in itself, because it is an extremely uncomfortable to let your true emotions show, to wear your heart on your sleeve, to ask for help when you need it. However, the upside is that you live deeply [...]
"Find the perfect stone" I say, as the sun meets us halfway. It glitters, still unknown to us, unaware that in a moment, it will be hurtling towards the water -- skimming, and skipping along, one, two, three times! and then a fourth, until it hits the stillness, dislodged -- yet victorious. Joining the others [...]
I recently had the honour of writing an article for Must be Kismet (a leading South Asian magazine & bridal show in Toronto) about queer weddings, featuring Haran Vijayanathan and Humza Mian, two amazing South Asian men who portray two grooms on their wedding day. The entire article and accompanying photos can be found here: [...]
This morning as I was sipping my tea and typing away on my laptop at the kitchen table, my Mom walked in and we took a break to enjoy the garden. I inhaled the gorgeous scent of our beautiful bright pink peony that had just bloomed. I wish there was a poem that could describe [...]
Entrance forbidden Is no match for playful souls Wildly, we roam free.
Lately I've been seeing the slogan of CAMH's new campaign, "Mental Health is Health." It is very true - mental health is a critical part of our health and there is no difference between mental illnesses and physical illnesses, although they are often treated much differently and there is still a lot of stigma with [...]
Embers of fury follow me, creating pathways into the fissures of my heart, unrelenting in the face of my determined despair. Why does the wind blow in the direction of passivity? Why do the red birds take me on a journey without any clues? The beauty of life seems to radiate the most in between [...]