Overcoming Inadequacies

I never felt this complete before. There are so many indequacies I’ve overcome this year although it’s not even three months since new year. It took me to overcome intrinsic, personal, unconscious biases that I harbored and the boundaries in my mind. My struggle with infertility and the state of mind it often leads toContinue reading “Overcoming Inadequacies”

Call for Mentors

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will,” said George Bernard Shaw. When I was a 5th grader I declared in front of the whole class, my class teacher, and my 4th grade English teacher about my father beingContinue reading “Call for Mentors”

I Am Not Afraid

There were timesWhere my tears were terrifyingThe thoughts of losing loveFelt worse than deathNot that it was exaggeratedBut heart had it reasonsFear superceded all hopeUntil I realized it’s matter of time When doors close on meI am not afraid to lookFor that window of better lifePiece of that heaven on earthEven though it is neverContinue reading “I Am Not Afraid”

The Star In Me

The Star In Me — Thank you for showcasing me on your platform. And giving me a chance to make an impact. Thank you for making me a star in your galaxy. As women, as human beings we have to be deliberate in changing paradigm and perceptions. It is easier said than done, but notContinue reading “The Star In Me”

In Your Dreams

In your dreams they said…That you’ll survive the competitionWhile I subtly conquered it allFinding strength in my mission In your dreams they said…You’d muster courage to live freeWhen I gushed valor and worthIt was quite a sight to see In your dreams they said…Anyone would truly ever careBut it wasn’t what they thoughtBecause mine wereContinue reading “In Your Dreams”

Once

Once I loved a nonchalant soulWhich thought cared for me moreThat it wasn’t good enough And beyond infactuation, I explore It wasn’t that I askedNeither were any promises madeNothing was meant to beYet, I didn’t want our relic to fade So I hung onto it as hard as I couldKnowing well that it wasn’t rightButContinue reading “Once”

Grateful

Grateful for the bitterness and gloomThrough bright days and dark nightsWhen leaves fall and trees are bareRemembrances of despair and venomKnowing that cynicism is painfulHurt that rekindling of bygone bringsHow would I appreciate the goodnessIf I didn’t know the bad in lifeThe good things that are in storeAnd the treasure that lies in hopeWhere theContinue reading “Grateful”

Rise Like The Phoenix

I vividly remember this life transforming moment. It was just another afternoon in Junior College (equivalent to senior year of high school) when I was walking down to the bus stop with three girls who were my only friends. They were eerily walking faster than me so I couldn’t catch up to them but stoppedContinue reading “Rise Like The Phoenix”

I’m Enough

I woke up to meAnd I wanted the world to seeWho I’m meant to be I mustered courageAmongst those filled with rageTo make my own privilege I broke all clicheNever to walk the easy wayCome what may I made dreams Determined by all meansSo I ascend like the queens I conquered my worst fearBeing myContinue reading “I’m Enough”

Between Winning and Success

As a child and through my young adulthood, winning was everything. A decade ago, by chance, I was thrilled knowing the difference between winning and success. When life unraveled itself, the distinction became clear and winning felt less important. Through trepidations and lessons learned, I was able to derive my own essence on the twoContinue reading “Between Winning and Success”