Going Bananas

What do I do? If I don’t have bananas What do I do, what do I do? Banana banana banana — Oh My Girl In the year 1999, a girl entered the threshold of preschool. After throwing a fit, she clung to her mama like a soft, newborn babe. Her tantrum was to no avail,…

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Finally Someone

We all wanna be someone’s Wanna be someone’s someone With somebody we can’t live without — Monsta X In the year 1986, a stubborn man kissed the ring finger of a similarly stubborn woman. They could not stop fidgeting as they waited for the minister to declare them husband and wife. Meanwhile, a beast in…

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Gender Stereotypes: Fiction or Nonfiction

It would be interesting to find out what goes on in that moment when someone looks at you and draws all sorts of conclusions. ―Malcolm Gladwell Since time immemorial, people have been subjected to the burden of many expectations. Usually, these notions come from others, and when we do not meet them, insecurity, disappointment, and…

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Subjective Recommendations: Overcoming Writing Slumps

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” —Maya Angelou Everyone can write. However, not everyone can write consistently. Although I’ve been writing stories, essays, and journal entries since childhood, I officially became a writer/blogger in 2016. Gleaning from experience, the idea of writing is tantalizing, especially if your word count exceeds 100…

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