Tag Archives: healing

Weekend Zee TV Special

TW: fatphobia, shame, suicidal ideation (graphic images), anti sex work stigma, Desi Family Drama My mother is anxious. I am at a Tim Horton’s. The problem with living in the middle of nowhere is that there is nowhere to go to … Continue reading

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Dawkins, Shingles, a Penknife, and Pickled Mango/Ginger

The other day, I wrote a post on how valuing intentions can be a radically compassionate act. I’ve written too in a previous post about how Christmastime has been generally a very beautiful and meaningful time for me, and how reclaiming … Continue reading

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Valuing Intentions: A Radically Compassionate Act

Update: I have written a companion piece to this post, describing practical ways in which valuing intentions have manifested in my own life. You can find it here. So often in social justice movements, I see this chant being leveled … Continue reading

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Reflections

As 2015 comes to a close, I’m recognizing that it is the first time in many years that I’ve been able to think about a new beginning with hope, with a fresh outlook, with an imagination. This is a post about healing, … Continue reading

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Pretty Men Stone Lady

Part 1 I looked in my sister’s face and found my reflection, the one I had crawled out of somewhere last year, The shell  on the other side of the room, I carry her with me, the carcass, the carapace still venom … Continue reading

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On Apologies

Part 1 I have journeyed into my marrow, dug into bone, with a toothpick and found the root of my truth, a sprouting seed, unfurling capillaries across my limbs, down to my fingers, blossoming like cherries, like blood oranges. Part2 Like harm … Continue reading

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Answering “So, What’s Your Background?” – 201

A little while ago, I was at a party that was mostly white. It’s been a long while since I was in a mostly-white setting, and I’d maybe forgotten some of the issues that arise disproportionately. So while I wasn’t … Continue reading

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For Want of a Pen

“For want of a nail a horseshoe was lost, for want of a horseshoe a horse went lame, for want of a horse a rider never got through, for want of a rider a message never arrived, for want of … Continue reading

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Christmas Post – 2015: Remembering Christmas

This is dedicated to A.D.K, for bringing Christmas back into my life. Even though you left, it stayed behind. Thank you 🙂 TW: Mental Health, mention of suicidal ideation, depression, and anxiety It’s hard to pinpoint what exactly it is that … Continue reading

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Pneumothorax and Pleural Effusion

Never forget that the hurt you cause others will ultimately be yours to carry. If you plant hurt, like seeds in people, light, like pebbles, like insects burrowing under their skin, feeding on their flesh, then know that these seeds grow into … Continue reading

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