On love and heartbreak: is it worth it?

Throughout history and literature, there have been various forms of art depicting, explaining and showcasing love, and along with it, heartbreak. They are not just words you read or hear about, but rather emotions felt reverberating in the deepest parts of us, for as long as we’ve existed. I’ve felt both. I have written about…

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How to recognise and let go of a toxic friendship

[This article was first written for and published on The Opinion Panel.] Relationships in all forms can be unhealthy, and breakups are hard. Everyone always discusses the heartbreak and unhealthy aspects that can come with romantic relationships, but we never talk about the platonic ones. This article is about toxic (unhealthy) friendships; how to recognise them,…

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Sex Education in (Muslim) Asian Culture

Something i’ve realised is that there is a severe lack of sex education within the South Asian community-slash-culture, particularly the Muslim community. i don’t want to speak on the other religious backgrounds and sex education within those particular communities, since i don’t really know what it’s like (though i’m assuming it’s more or less the…

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