As a kid, my skin tone was either treated like it was the only thing that defined me or that it didn’t exist. I was told “Oh, no. You’re not dark-skinned.” What do you mean I’m not dark-skinned? I am. I can see it, I’m aware of it. But what was wrong with that? It … More LUX: ‘Brown’-ing Glory.
They say that we’re all broken, that’s how the light gets in. But what do you do if the places you’re broken are dark corners that the light can never reach – a cluster of black holes, a confused crater that’s a million miles deep or a tortured mind that can no longer retain the … More NOX: Broken selves and dark places.
Remember when being happy wasn’t such a hard task? Remember when you didn’t have to walk around with a mask? When pain was from just a scratch? And not the feelings for someone you’d catch? Remember when life was a simple song? Remember when nothing you ever did seemed wrong? When you never had to … More LUX: Remember When
There’s a young girl that lives in the valley down below, Beautiful golden locks, fair skin and red lips. Big eyes, small hands and a healthy glow. She carries buckets of water everyday on her shoulders, head and hips. All the way from the river back to the town, One for her family, her friends … More NOX: For the others.
He sits in his classroom full of people he doesn’t care for, Eyes fixed outside the four walls that he’s known his whole life. Up in the clear blue sky, he watches a few birds soar, Wondering how it would feel to be that alive. “Such beautiful creatures”, he whispers to himself, “So free, so … More NOX: Losing flight.
Hello, my name is Woof! Yes, that is my real name and I’m a full grown dog. The thing is, I’m dying and I’m waiting on my human to take me to the hospital but I know I won’t make it so I felt I should use my time and tell you about my human … More LUX: And with that, he left.
‘Goodbye’ is such a weird word. Its like, “Hey, I’m leaving and I don’t want to but I’m going to add ‘good’ as the prefix to ease the sorrow.” or “I’m going to make this sound as formal as I can.” You use it to bid farewell to so many things – a bunch of … More NOX: The word Goodbye.
I did something this week. Something scary. Something out of the usual. I jumped out of an airplane and fell a thousand miles and managed to return back in one piece. I was free-falling through the air, screaming my lungs out for the first time and it felt good. Even though my head was certain … More LUX: I did it.
Okay, 16 (…and a half…?) year old with a blog, yes. Hello. Don’t roll your eyes. This is probably my 3rd or 4th attempt at a blog in all these years and hopefully, this one won’t end up in the corner of the internet, lonely and unused, like the others. Reasons for creating this are … More First meeting.