Chapter 32: You are single?

I have been thinking about the way society treats the status of being a single a lot lately. If we carry the badge of singleness, society expects us to be actively looking for a new date. The pursuit of love seems like a sport we were all signed up for, even if the single-player mode may fit our life’s tournament better…

Chapter 31: Sexuality

In the past, my world did not accommodate any form of untraditional sexuality until it came to my awareness how unbelievably redneck my beliefs about sexes, sexuality, and genders were…

Chapter 27: Catcalling

Locking my face in his stare, he gestures exuberant kisses with his mouth towards me as he passes. An immediate sensation of disgust and unease flushes through me. What might have seemed as a brief flirt to the man on the bicycle, disturbs my emotions for the whole evening. I cannot brush off his lewd gesturing that creeps over my skin, leaving stains like dried grease.
This is not the first time that I felt molested on the street…

Chapter 24: Lessons for life (pt 1)

Being young comes with an admirable recklessness and an emotional intensity that adulthood cannot compare with. But when we are young, we are also blinded by emotion and deaf to reason. I keep browsing through my memories, with my attention especially drawn towards life choices which I now cannot identify with anymore. To ensure that my future self will not repeat these past mistakes, I have created this list of important lessons my younger self has taught me…