I decided to write “I Want to Be Free” because I wanted to help people understand why June is essential to the Alphabet Army. But I realise that in doing so, I probably held back on how I truly feel about the things most of us go through daily. One of the biggest things that [...]
Author: Simone Pinto
I Want to Be Free!
PRIDE! One of the most significant months for the queer community worldwide happens to be June, regardless of when any country holds their respective Pride parades. And for the longest possible time, June has also been an essential month for corporations to showcase their “support” to the community. Credit: @mattxiv on Instagram But before we [...]
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!
Being a part of the Alphabet Army isn’t all rainbows and sunshine, even though it looks that way on some occasions. Sure, rainbow flags, glitter, and stunning fashion may be fun to look at, but there’s so much more to the community than just that. Seeing how it is pride month, I thought it would [...]
Why Do People Think Shutting Down Isn’t Healthy?
Isn’t it funny how we thought 2020 was the worst possible year of our lives? Of course, that was until 2021 came along. And while I didn’t enjoy 2020, 2021 made my anxiety go through the roof! Yes, I had a terrible time last year too. But we’re only in May right now, and I [...]
Why Is It Okay To Have Bad Days?
I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve talked about my mental health. However, most of my posts on here are heavily influenced by it. For someone who keeps saying they’re uncomfortable with expressing themselves and talking about their emotions, I sure do have a lot to say in these occasional mini rants. You [...]
Every once in a while, the internet tends to bless us with various posts along with #NotAllMen under it. And while I would love to see it bring attention to a silly stereotype, this always pops up whenever a woman narrates an incident revolving around sexual harassment or assault. And if you are someone who [...]
Anything She Does
My sexuality, at this point, has become my personality trait. I mean, it should come off as me being proud of who I am. But it translates into - I am a bisexual woman, and everything I do is a B(i)y-product of it. Mumbai Pride 2020 But despite all this, I am an incredibly insecure [...]
If You’re Not The One
I happened to post “Baby Don’t Hurt Me.” on Valentine’s Day because I needed something to be up on the blog. It’s been a year, and while I’d still like to believe that, it was so much more than just a filler post. I was a bitter individual who was tired of seeing “love” and [...]
So Long, Farewell!
The suddenness! The sheer suddenness of the move. The unexpected nature of the move. The unpredictability of the move. The fact that there was no warning! 2020 has been an absolute shit show, and even though I was delusional enough to think this would be my year, it, in some way, was. But before I [...]
One Day At A Time
With how busy work has kept me, every post I put up on here has started to look similar. Maybe because I’ve run out of ideas or I have more to say. But now that we’re here let’s talk about it. I keep mentioning how difficult the pandemic has been for me mentally, and while [...]