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Living in a “no man's” land gave me power.

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“How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?”- Anais Nin

My mother always tells me “learn to do everything so you won’t need anyone” and sure, she might drop the bomb whenever she’s fixing things…


I wish I started sooner

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I’ve been writing on Medium for quite a while now and yet, I feel like I’m only now considering myself a Medium writer.

The shift happened slowly and then all at once when I decided to follow the idea that you have to actually publish every single day to see…


And it’s not what you think.

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If you’re dedicated to becoming an author, nothing I can say here will stop you. But if you’re not, nothing I can say will make you one.Chuck Palahniuk

At age nine, I was told to write an essay about my summer, as a first assignment after the three-month…


Let me take my feminist badge off for a sec

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There are some golden movies that all of us love and that, no matter the time, will always be relevant, punching us right in the feels.
Like Casablanca or Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

I still dance to The Time of My Life every time the radio blesses us all with an…


The trauma of the Millennial generation

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I was making the best of my summer holidays on the balcony with a book when the neighbour’s kids showed up, smartphones in hand, discussing the latest Gigi Hadid’s outing.

Look how gorgeous she is!” one would say, followed by the “omg! she’s so thin! I wish I looked like…


I’m tired of people’s emotional burdens

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Don’t let it be said that I haven’t used lockdown wisely: I tried working out — and decided I better leave it to other people — I baked. Loads. My love handles would like to discuss it further but I never let them talk. …


How to paint a home inside ourselves

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“For a moment I felt joyful, and then I felt completely exhausted.” — Ottessa Moshfegh

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single woman in possession of a good amount of free time, must be in want of something to do.

Sorry, Jane Austen, but since this woman has…


When working feels impossible

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A few weeks ago my brain broke.

It happened all of a sudden: my hands started shaking uncontrollably and it was like my body wasn’t responding to me anymore.

It was scary and for the first time in my life, I saw my anxiety taking over, leaving me on the…


How to make friends in the modern world.

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My recent breakup with my best friend left me with a hole that needs to be filled and a lot of questions that need answers to.

How exactly do you make new friends as an adult?

This question has been haunting me for a long time now, basically since I…


Life in quarantine wasn’t that bad after all

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Do you remember how putting on a pair of jeans was just like drinking water? Easy and quite satisfying? Well, that was a long time ago, wasn’t it?

Life in quarantine made us see our priorities straight, and apparently, getting dresses each day to look somewhat put together, wasn’t one…

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