A tiger or a bird?

They called her a loner But she called herself independent  They called her apathetic  But she was just protecting herself  They said she is an outcast And she knew she was odd  But she knew she wasn’t the only one She knew she wasn’t alone She was strong as a tiger She was fierce andContinue reading “A tiger or a bird?”

Never Give Up

Sometimes when traveling, you get to be anonymous and become a stranger among strangers. But strangers can become your friends, lovers, heroes, or inspiration. Although I was born in a generation where women are much more privileged than in the past, as a woman, I did have moments that made me realize the struggles manyContinue reading “Never Give Up”

The Tale of the Forgotten Woman

This is a story based on true events and is dedicated to all women fighting for their rights. A hot July in 1974 shifted Joanna’s destiny drastically. Like any other morning, Joanna got up from her sweet slumber to start getting ready for her day. Like always, she started with a relaxing bathroom routine andContinue reading “The Tale of the Forgotten Woman”

Modern Mythology:Hephaestus

On today’s episode with the help of Hephaestus’story we discuss the treatment of disabled people throughout history and how beauty standards have been oppressing people until today. Episode 3: Hephaestus https://anchor.fm/modernmythology94/episodes/Hephaestus-eqvmo9 Thank you for listening!

Choices and Opinions

When travelling, it can’t be helped but encounter people with different opinions, beliefs, and life choices. Naturally, according to one’s background, people develop different ideologies and life paths. However, sometimes, I wonder if and when I should interfere with someone’s beliefs. The past year I got to live and make friends with people from differentContinue reading “Choices and Opinions”

Waves

Like the waves, I dreamed of being free, wild and fierce. I wished to be strong and unyielding. I wanted to be resistant and overwhelming. Yet, I am too sensitive. I yielded to all their commands and I cried like a baby. In the end, I left defeated only to get comforted by a scoundrel.Continue reading “Waves”