Roaming In Place, Part 2: Why I Stay
This is why I stay behind,
When everyone else goes off to seek
Adventures under another sky.
I stay because I’ve already found mine.
Mum’s diagnosis is that I had a nervous break yesterday. Driver got spooked and/or offended and ran off with the office phone.
My skin’s so thick
it keeps everyone out
and everything in.
It tears sometimes
but it’s learnt over time
that bursting open is better
than being honest. People
can forgive explosions,
but they never forgive
admitting you cannot continue; to be
immature is a sight better
than incompetence or
My skin is so thick
it keeps everyone out,
and keeps everything in.
My emotions are…
Roaming In Place
In a few months or so, it’ll be my one-year work anniversary–one year as a member of the productive work force. When I realized September was nearly over, I had to stop and wonder: how did I get here?
A year ago–well, over a year ago–I had come home from Brazil ready for the next trip. I’d made plans to skip town as soon as I was able, longer-term this time: whether on an AIESEC GIP or a…
A Pedestrian’s Guide to Rape Culture
Walk the street as a woman one day.
Every strange man is a potential attacker.
If his eyes linger on you too long, your heartrate speeds up.
An idling taxi with tinted windows could see you as more than just a customer.
You could be young.
You could be pretty.
You could be wearing a skirt or jeans and sneakers, it doesn’t matter.
You are vulnerable, and you remember
that night when a man in a…
Rape is Not a Joke
Another amazing article by Mikka Wee, who manages to say everything that I wish I could say with as much grace and aplomb.
Originally posted on the tiny traveler:
It was a fairly good Monday—I was able to cross out most of my to-dos and dinner was spent celebrating my grandma’s 75th birthday.
It was also a great day for feminism as Emma Watson broke it down and gave a solid…
“But 90 percent of love, even a man of science will volunteer, is illusion. In defense of love, a story we love, a person we love, is there anyone among us who has not closed his eyes and refused to see?” – The New York Times
Thing To Remember
“Before I am your daughter,
your aunt, niece, or cousin,
I am my own person,
and I will not set fire to myself
to keep you warm.”
— 1/? Things To Remember