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your wild youth

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Guide to Arabic

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Ramadhaan Ramblings

I’m trying to write and I can’t. Possibly because I’m trying too hard to pin to paper, what for me, are moments that I can imagine crystallising over time into gems. Memory Gems that I will draw from a dusty mind and mull over in wonderment whe [Read story...]

On Being a Woman

Yesterday, I was searching for diamante cake toppers online and I happened across a website dedicated to creating that Dream Wedding. I looked at the care, attention to detail, meticulous planning that goes into a wedding and was transported to my ow [Read story...]

12 Tips For Suddenly-At-Home-Schoolers

As each and every one of us grapple with the various changes that have been imposed by the global Coronavirus pandemic, families with school-aged children have their own set of new challenges. A top priority after working hard to keep everyone safe i [Read story...]

My Superpower

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moon war

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Photobomb

In July this year a spur-of-the-moment decision saw us travelling to The Bergs on a frigid Sunday evening. We never got there. Instead, we were involved in a car accident that left my husband with 2 broken wrists, and the rest of the family with vari [Read story...]

The Upcycled Challenge

One of the questions I field most frequently with regards Upcycled Café is why I didn’t choose a more ‘prime location’ (as one interlocutor put it) for what, for many, is a much-too-pretty-for-Mackenzie-Park little Café. Mackenzie Park is too [Read story...]

getting ready for Eid

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Surah

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An Ordinary Exceptionalism

Perhaps the most enduring of all childhood myths that we are fed is a belief in our innate exceptionalism. You’re my special girl. There is no one like you. No one could ever take your place. The idea that we, every one of us, are special. Like eve [Read story...]

The Upcycled Challenge Fails

Have you ever spread yourself so thin that you felt transparent? Ever stretched yourself so far, an impossible feat of figurative human elasticity, that you felt yourself tear? Ever took on so much that you suspected that in a previous life you were [Read story...]

Khalid Rahmaan

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And the People Stayed Home…

We’re grappling. Untethered from our lives of comfort and privilege, and yes, certainty. Certainty that has always allowed us to make grand plans for distant futures, despite knowing that life is nine parts uncertainty and not even one full part ce [Read story...]

On Parenting and Assumed Religiosity

As someone who has never had an especially great relationship with either of my parents and has been plagued with guilt of not doing what Allah asks of me as a child, I have felt a need to write this post for some time. This growing cancer in me want [Read story...]