Author Archives: Shadia J

“We’re hollow like the bottles that we drink”

“400 Lux” -Lorde, Pure Heroine I’ve developed a huge appreciation for this album and Lorde as an artist. Age aside, she points out issues with alcoholism. Something that’s been heavy on my mind over these past few months. In no way am I free of this criticism. Actually I am at the center of it. […]

Unintentional Political Statements in a (not so) “Free Market”

I woke up this morning in not my best mood and like any brainwashed, social media obsessed millennial like myself I began scrolling through my various feeds. This is when I stumbled upon a post by one of my Facebook friends – one in which I have mad respect for and crave the knowledge and […]

Daily Dressings of an Introvert

Why is that the moment I come home from work, socializing, a date etc. that I feel relief? I come in, greet my family (yes, still living with the folks) and change into yoga pants and an over-size college t-shirt. Watch a few episodes of Breaking Bad. Catch up with my siblings. Read. Go to […]

An afternoon with my Father.

I had a blog idea earlier today – or more so, a rant about Steve Harvey and his take on the “new” growing demographic of middle aged, fiscally successful, single women. Imagine my outrage here: ________________________________________________________________. Okay, I’m done. Instead, my ever colorful dialogue with my father tops it all. For starters, my father is […]

Malala Yousafzai and the White Saviour Complex

Originally posted on Media Diversified:
by Assed Baig When Malala Yusufzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen simply because she wanted to gain an education it sent shockwaves around the world. The Western media took up the issue, Western politicians and the public spoke out and soon she found herself in the UK.…

Chances are, its been said.

Here’s a petty, semi-privileged rant – but with a purpose. Stay with me. I’ve got a mad-struggle with achieving originality with my writing. I’ve spent days, weeks and even months contemplating topics. Doing research and odds are (about 94% of the time) its been said. It’s the source of all my writing dry spells. Trust […]

The Mind & Body Separation. Revisited.

If you’ve ever taken a Medical Anthropology or Complimentary and Alternative Medicine course or read any literature on holistic healing practices, chances are you’ve become familiar with the short-comings of Western Medicine in separating the “mind” and “body” when approaching treatment plans. Example: Chemotherapy as a treatment for those living with cancer is separated from […]