Body Image

I have to admit “Body Image” is a subject that I’ve struggled with for years. I’ve addressed it in my fictional characters but never directly because it was tough However, in the past few weeks, I’ve been getting these little reminders about body shaming. I’ve heard a few stories that have happened to the people…

Peace

“Nobody is going to be your hero,” keeps echoing through your mind as you recall your misfortunes. You look around you and see everyone matching, nobody talks about their feelings they are on auto-pilot. During moments of weakness, it makes you wonder if you should change to match your surroundings. It can feel like you…

The Past

People go through a lot and it’s not always one situation at a time. We can hurt immensely by being too hard on ourselves and it starts with the way we judge our downfalls. Sometimes we feel so numb when it’s all happening at once and we want to hide from the world. We feel…

The Drive

Even a simple drive on the seaside road with music blasting on the radio was calming. Her lips curved into a smile as tiny raindrops splattered on the windshield. It was exactly the kind of view she craved for, probably because recently her life had seemed more like a race than a calm journey. Something…

Friends

Friends: are the people who lift you up even when you don’t notice. They are the people who understand when your heart is rebelling against the world. They are the people who reassure you that you can get through whatever obstacle stands in your way. Sometimes they fight your inner voices when you feel you’ll…

Distance

She never noticed that she was suffocating until she distanced herself from the world. She created a little space for herself to get away, and while she was there she enjoyed the ability to talk without getting interrupted. She craved a chance to think objectively without being put down. A chance to discover who should…

Scarred

You can’t possibly imagine encountering so many losses one after the other, yet it happens. It drains you… It passes through you like bullets from one side to the other, tracing few holes that you never quite notice until you are confronted by the shadow of the person you were a few months before… It’s…

Break out

Somehow some people reveal their ugly truths, standing aside and waiting for you to fall apart. You get pushed around, shoved in a box and labeled as broken. And somehow you think it’s relevant because tragedies keep getting in the way. Since you’re trapped inside you start counting these tragedies one by one, going over…

Another life lesson…

By Zeina A.G When I began writing a part of me felt guilty for sticking my characters in tough situations and I always wondered if I’d taken it too far with the events that I clamped together. After seeing the direction of this year it resonates so much to me that life doesn’t take a…