American Raised

I never fit in anywhere. I always felt like I was in a state of limbo. I’m too American for Pakistan and too foreign for America. Pakistan never understood me and America never liked me. My whole life, for as long as I can remember I felt like I have to fight for my place everywhere I go. You will never understand how much being a Muslim in America dictates my life; until you experience it for yourself. Continue reading “American Raised”

Toxic Masculinity

Men are emotionally constipated to say the least. This affects men in every aspect of their life.

Men are constantly told not to cry or show emotion. The second that a man talks about emotion, feelings, or sentiments he’s considered “girly” as if that’s an insult. The problem starts as early as the first few years when boys are told they shouldn’t cry because they’re men and men do not cry. Continue reading “Toxic Masculinity”

Faryal Makhdoom & The Reality Of In-Law Abuse

Makeup artist, model, and wife of Amir Khan, Faryal Makhdoom, recently made a courageous choice to openly address the domestic abuse she has been a victim of for years from her in-laws. Continue reading “Faryal Makhdoom & The Reality Of In-Law Abuse”