Monthly Archives: July 2010

A kiss from a coward

This piece was inspired by the painting ‘Les Deux saltimbanques’ – Pablo Picasso. I have written it in the perspective of the girl who looks directly at the viewer with sadness in her eyes. Here I am again; sitting beside … Continue reading

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Social Stigmatism

  What is social stigmatism? Social stigmatism is a strong aversion to personal characteristics that do not follow the general norm of the locality. These come in a wide verity of forms, such as; religion, ethnicity, disabilities and sexual orientation. … Continue reading

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Sexual Identity

You are young Muslim living in a devoted Islamic home. You pray five times a day and attend mosque on a Friday. You keep your fast during Ramadan and hold the words of the Qur’an close to your heart but … Continue reading

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