For some reason, I can’t seem to stay away from toxicity, which sounds ridiculous when I say it out loud. No, I’m not attracted to or drawn towards toxicity, but at this point, I do seem to understand what is and isn’t toxic. While it does sound like an imperative quality most would have, I [...]
Author: Simone Pinto
Call Me Shakesqueer!
I’ve always been immensely proud of my sexuality, and make sure people know, not because I think it is cool, but because I want people to acknowledge it. And despite being so sure of my own, I never really knew or understood what the community or the situation surrounding queer people was. I still to [...]
You never really know when it can hit you. One day you’re by yourself, just having the time of your life, and then boom, out of nowhere, you’re not yourself anymore. Every little thing feels like too much and nothing at all, at the same time. It’s dark and too bright, quiet and too loud, [...]
Is Your Love In Vain?
A wise man named Tanmay Bhat once said Pyaar Ek Dhoka Hai, which translates to Love Is A Hoax. Love, as a notion, can be both enchanting and remarkably bizarre. While there’s a small majority of people who don’t care for this thought, most of us understand what love is, and a majority even add [...]
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
This constant state of ‘what even’ has been my favourite chore of 2020 so far! I feel like you have been my therapist more than my readers because ah shit, here we go again! Settle down, and prepare yourselves for another rant session with your favourite pessimist. When all of this first started, I remember [...]
Why Selective Sexism Can Be Problematic?
We always talk about how women have had to go through so much oppression to even survive in a patriarchal world like ours. But even though they seem to have it all, some things just don’t seem to sit well with me. It may not seem like it’s a huge deal, but I feel like it [...]
How Is Netflix Profiting Off Your Rage?
“Hey, do you want to come over to Netflix and Chill?” Not only has this phrase become a very repetitive meme, but it is also an incredibly lame pick up line most people use on dating apps! And from what I remember, Netflix was considered to be a big streaming giant. However, in their peak, [...]
People keep telling him,That he's a ball of negativity and dark energy.While most envision him as a venom-spewing snake,The reality wasn't far off. He was slowly rotting on the inside.To the world, his arrogance kept them at bay,If only they knew, just how lost he was.They'd always say he seemed to live in a bubble,But [...]
That’s What I’m Stalking About!
“Hey, I was stalking going through your Instagram page the other day, whatever happened to that guy you were dating?” There have been countless occasions where most of us, me included, have used the word stalking in jest. It’s almost become a joke regarding how quick girls can stalk someone’s profiles just to collect “receipts”. [...]
A Hot Cup of Joe
Every evening, she'd set work aside,A hot cup of Joe, with anticipation she looks outside.The quiet pitter-patter of the rain would always add a sense of calm,Cold breeze running through her hair, the cup of Joe, now warm.She felt a smile creep on to her face,The rains made her forget about all her bad days.She [...]