The notion of 'the one'

Posted no picture Susan Christine

no picture Susan Christine
Member since January 7, 2017
  • 2 Posts

The other day I was getting cosy and ready to binge on Being Mary Jane. Anyone familiar with this show is aware of the undeniable talent of the protagonist Gabrielle Union-Wade, but what I look forward to, though, is the opening quote, which always tends to resonate with me. This time luck was on my side and Robert Frost (my all-time favourite poet) was quoted: 'Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibility desired.' Just then my Snapchat went off at the same time as my WhatsApp. We can a...

Ramarley Graham

Posted Avatar Caitlin Arianne❤️ , Dancer

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Caitlin Arianne❤️
Member since March 29, 2017
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 14

On February 12, 2012 white police officer Richard Haste, shot unarmed black 18-year-old teenager Ramarley Graham, in the bathroom of his own home during a chase. Ramarley’s grandmother and six-year-old brother were there and had to watch. Richard Haste’s actions resulted in a case that sparked outrage over police using deadly force against black men and boys. Richard Haste told investigators that Ramarley Graham had his hand in his waistband and he believed Ramarley believed he was reaching...

Earth's Last Request

Posted Avatar Leah Davidson , Blogging Intern

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Leah Davidson
Member since March 4, 2017
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 22

Dear ______,When you were little, I used to watch you from afar. I watched you learn about me. You were so fascinated, so curious. Your eyes would widen in excitement as you chased a dragonfly through the fields and skipped stones across the pond. Your tiny footsteps left their imprint in the earthy veins of my heart. As you grew up, you had such big dreams. Instead of camping outside and roasting dinner over an open fire, you saw other people staying at fancy resorts with gourmet chefs and gre...

Waves of Freedom

Posted Avatar Rim Ben Haj Yahia , Engineer

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Rim Ben Haj Yahia
Member since June 24, 2016
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 25

“What’s your horoscope?” he asked. As if he was looking for another sign to prove they were a perfect fit for each other. His dark sparkling eyes were filled with passion and devotion. I couldn’t see her face quite well , but from her voice, I knew she too was drunk in love. It was a late summer afternoon, and I was waiting for my friend in an old coffee shop by the beach. They were sitting on a table next to me. It was close enough that I could hear a part of their conversation. "Pisces...

From Dhaba to Cafe

Posted Avatar Nafees A. Siddique , Writer

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Nafees A. Siddique
Member since June 8, 2016
  • 9 Posts
  • Age 25

Roaming around Karachi city, for me, the best place in town is Dhaba (Chai Wala), where I go for peace of mind especially in the evening after work. Usually there is a Paan shop nearby where you can easily find your favorite snacks, depending on how you feel.At Dhaba, you will be served perfect Doodhpatti (milk tea) along with Paratha (a delicious local bread). There are some ‘burger’ Chai Walas too where you can taste a variety of Chai including the Kashmiri , my favorite one.Other than the...

Mental Health Stigma

Posted no picture Bella , Student

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Member since April 24, 2017
  • 1 Post
  • Age 14

With depression prevalent in as many as 15 million adults, in the US alone, the mental health of individuals and society as a whole is an issue that has its importance and urgency to discuss increase every day.Although the severity of this situation has been brought to attention more over the years, it hasn't seemed to be enough. In light of the new Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why, issues surrounding mental health has been brought to a more public stage and has "connected" with the large...

A hug a day to save the world

Posted no picture Ashley , Student

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Member since April 4, 2017
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 14

Hugging is an action rarely done in my family. We do love each other, but we are not very physical in showing our actions, preferring to say “I love you” instead of hugging. Sometimes, though, we do hug. When I am sad, my mother will pull me close and hug me, and the comfort that covers me is astounding; it feels so much more soothing and better than words.After wondering why this was so, I decided to do some research and came up with some interesting answers.Hugging does apparently make you...

VOY Inspire! - Happiness And A Ninja (Part 1)

Posted Avatar Unitika Schlawenger , International Youth Representative

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Unitika Schlawenger
Member since June 19, 2014
  • 40 Posts
  • Age 19

In this big, ever-growing complex world of ours, it’s sometimes quite hard to find the right definitions to simple words like happiness, or other emotions and feelings. Perhaps the only way to get through the hustle and bustles of life is to pursue true happiness. To wake up every day, willing only positive vibes and building the attitude to simply stay happy, no matter whatever evil or bad karma comes your way. Easily said, but indeed very hard to practice. But believe it or not, whether y...

Though I was born in the United States, I come from a family where every single person is a war refugee from Vietnam -- my four grandparents, my seven uncles, my eight aunts, and both my mom and dad. That means there are twenty-one refugees in the family, not to mention the cousins, aunts, and uncles they all have. So, I grew up hearing stories surrounding all sorts of civil rights issues.My aunt was the one who decided to write about their lives. When I was growing up, I'd beg her to let me rea...

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