Body-Shaming in Microvoices

Body-shaming: the practice of making critical comments about one’s body shape, size, or weight in a humiliating manner. Recently, I started noticing a common pattern among the headlines appearing on my social media news feed: Only [Celebrity A] can rock such an outfit so flawlessly! This is the model-approved way to wear overalls. [Celebrity B] shows us how to make dresses incredibly stylish. A brief glance at … Continue reading Body-Shaming in Microvoices

The Real Deal: Global Warming

Kids are having reduced playtimes in fear of sudden heat strokes. Adults have their cars trashed in sudden flash floods. Polar bears are being stranded in the middle of nowhere. Zika is being transmitted at alarming rates. Roads are melting in India! Why? Simple. Global warming. No, it’s not a conspiracy theory. Yes, it’s happening as we speak. So far in 2016, our planet’s average temperature … Continue reading The Real Deal: Global Warming

Is Voting Essential?

If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal. -Emma Goldman Liberty. That’s the essence of democracy itself. The freedom for the people to choose their own rulers to govern according to their wishes. Supposedly, even one vote from the average Joe has the power to affect the country’s future. The government of the people, for the people, by the people. It looks and sounds like … Continue reading Is Voting Essential?

The Ongoing Battle of Faiths

Here’s a fact: matters regarding theology and philosophy are simply indisputable. People believe what they choose to believe, and at times, stick to their beliefs until their very last breath, regardless of how close or how far they are from the ‘truth’. But what is the ‘truth’? Who gets to determine which religion is the right one? Who gets the final say in determining who … Continue reading The Ongoing Battle of Faiths