My depression is a rabid dog

content warning: graphic depictions self-harm; mild cursing; mild reference to an abusive relationship; ends in a positive note —- Once you get the hang of taking your medications religiously, never missing a beat, like it’s second nature, depression starts acting like a wild animal on a leash. A very tight leash. The Babadook metaphor is […]

2. Dealing with Prejudices against People with Mental Health Issues

I’ve always been open to my close friends about my mental health issues. People know I have depression. People know I have suicidal thoughts. People know that I’m strugging. I believed that by showing vulnerability, I would welcome others to open up about their own mental health problems. But, something I’ve been struggling with currently, […]

World Hijab Day

WIN_20170201_120532.JPGMy professor for GS 197 – Global Studies: Islam in Contemporary Europe – encouraged our whole class, Muslims and non-Muslims alike to wear a hijab for one whole day, in support of World Hijab Day. And this is what I learned.

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