Unveiled Thought

You Don’t Have to Stay in a Crappy Job

You don’t have to stay in a crappy job. You don’t owe your crappy boss anything. You don’t owe ¬†your crappy colleagues anything. The world will not end if you … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

There is no ‘right way’ to deal with trauma

Growing up is an interesting experience. Not only do you grow to understand yourself better, you start to see the world with new eyes because you are exposed to the … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Mum Expects an ‘I’m Alive’ Text Every Morning

Let’s start with what’s important: I’m a grown-ass-woman. I have a grown up job and live in a grown up house and drive a grown up car. It’s a Toyota … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · 5 Comments

It’s Okay to Disappoint Your Parents

It’s amazing how our relationships with our parents change. For most of us, we spend our childhoods treating our parents as God-like entities – all knowing, all encompassing beings. They … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

Happy New Year: Remember to Breathe

As countdowns to the new year begin around the world, I want to wish you all a happy and safe new year. This time of year seems to make stress … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

I’m a Valuable Muslim Woman, Even Without the Husband

You know what I’m sick to death of? Being asked by other Muslims about when I’m getting married. Being asked by extended family about when I’m getting married. Being asked … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · 6 Comments

Dear You; Open Letters To Those Who Made Me.

The last year has been one for learning lessons and pushing the limits that I had set for myself. I’m lucky to be surrounded by the right support. Here, I thank them.

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Okay. Finding Muslim Men On RSVP Is A Terrible Idea.

I wanted to show my friend¬†this hilarious Islamic dating website that Google used to recommend for me. So I Googled ‘Muslim dating website’. Instead of finding my funny one, RSVP … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lessons on friendship – come remember them with me.

One thing you’ll learn about me very quickly is that I have a relationship with ancient identities. I’ll talk about them as though they are living, breathing humans. I’ll love … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Arranged Marriage: Old-School Online Dating.

I have to admit, my opinion of arranged marriages… or rather, arranged courting or matchmaking… has always been pretty negative. To me, it was a transaction that could only be … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · 3 Comments