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Writer | Poetess | Financial Consultant. A South-Asian Woman Mastering the Art of Metamorphosis as an Immigrant.

Self-doubt, blame, self-loathing, I have done it all. But I also then found a way to let it go.

Reassurance has always been my form of love and affection. I make it a priority to tell the people I love that they are valued and hold great importance in my life. I find joy in making them smile and feel loved through my words. …


When the desire to solve every problem, becomes the biggest problem

I recently visited my doctor, and the first thing he asked me was, “have you stopped overthinking since our last meeting?”

“Oh boy, have I?” I whispered to myself.

With fingers locked together, I told him that I have been trying to manage the overthinking but I still feel the…


May the force be against you, because you should not be drawn to this zone at all

Of course I had to be the queen of unwillingness and procrastination. My parents provided for everything till the age of twenty-two. I was enrolled in the best school and then the best university, what more could I ask for? …


Jay Shetty’s podcast with his wife got me thinking about something so simple in life

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This fine morning as I was dropping off my youngest brothers to school, I decided to play Jay Shetty’s latest podcast with his wife. The podcast focuses on their new venture as a couple — a beverage product they have designed to help their audience find peace and calmness.

But…


You boss is the one that will either make you or break you.

From the moment we gain consciousness as a student to the point where we walk on to the stage to receive our degree, all we hear about is “make sure you apply at a well renowned company”. Why are people so fixated on the idea of working for a bigger…


I like to believe that I never faced childhood trauma. But trauma is not necessarily physical. It can be emotional, mental or even verbal. Now when I think about it, I cannot recall every incident that led to internal anger and agitation towards life in general. …


I understand the hesitation, trust me I do. We all have our personal dos and don’ts. And there is nothing wrong with that. …


I was the teenager that never really bothered reading any disclosures when she signed up for something. …


As a girl who was born and raised in a South-Asian society, I have attended a fair share of wedding ceremonies and have observed many of them unravel in an entirely different manner in front of my eyes.

For the sake of respecting everyone’s privacy, the characters in this story…


I had only been there for few months when one evening my father announced our departure to America. I was thrilled and nervous at the same time, but the thought of starting a new life kept me going.

Work life in America was nothing like I had imagined it to…

Afifa Zaheer

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