لماذا نرفض التطعيم الإجباري؟

ينظر العديد إلى رافضي التطعيم على أنهم حفنة من المجانين أو المؤمنين بـ”نظرية المؤامرة” دون أي محاولة لفهم وجهة نظرهم أو الاطلاع على مصادر أخرى للمعلومات قد تختلف مع السرد السائد الذي تفرضه الحكومات على شعوبها. وكذلك فهنالك سوء فهم، حيث يظن الكثيرين أن رافضي التطعيم يرفضون جميع أشكال التطعيم، وذلك غير صحيح حيث أن […]

Ghosted

I’ve been crumbed like a pigeon I’ve been simmered into a crisp I’ve been ghosted so bad I no longer exist The backburner; a familiar place Cook me into perfection Leave without a trace I’ve been ignored into oblivion I’ve been gaslighted into denial I’ve been unmatched and crossed out Blocked and deleted; Oh, you […]

The Ball is in Your Court

By Diana Diamond The ball is in your courtDeflated and crusted with dirtYou’re in your roomScrolling in search of greener grass;A better catch The ball is in your courtOnce bulbous and ripeAn erotic suggestionNow sagging and has lost its bounce The ball is in your courtA relic; petrifiedTo be stored away for kicks and gigglesBut…

10 Reasons Why I Hate Kuwait

Hate is a strong word, but I unfortunately have such feelings towards my own country. Kuwait looked promising in the economic and cultural boom it experienced in the 60’s and 70’s, but from the mid 80’s onwards, things went downhill. While Kuwait is slowly opening up in terms of personal freedoms, there is still a […]

10 Golden Rules of Dating

Originally posted on Reclining Venus:
? I’m not a relationship expert. Heck, I have my own hiccups about the whole relationship thing. However, there are patterns that I noticed in human relationships, especially in dating and romance. Many of these are age-old wisdom, rooted in tradition, but for some reason, we never listen. Here, I…

Quarantine Dating

Originally posted on Reclining Venus:
(Artwork by Kim Fujiwara). We live in such unsexy times. Nobody is getting out and no bodies are receiving physical contact. All these beautiful bodies, hungry to be touched, and all that alluring, lacey lingerie stacked away; patiently waiting to be worn and adorned, just to be torn. To my…

Covid Thoughts

Geez, there’s just so much to say about these testing times. And hey, for some of us, they are not so testing at all, but a rather full and enriching time of self-reflection. I am one of those people. I used to feel lonely all the time, but not anymore, now that everyone is locked […]