This is Part Two of a short series of posts on grief and reading. Here, I highlight two out of the six books that helped me work through the initial shock of my brother’s death. I’m writing about them in the order I finished reading them. You … Continue reading Reading Keeps Me Alive: Spoils i
I remember writing, “I read to write better,” a few times when talking about books. This is true but it’s also a cop-out. So that I won’t have to tell you how, when everything falls apart and the body crumbles under not knowing how to go … Continue reading Reading Keeps Me Alive
My other favorite thing to do anually, a review of the year’s sketchbooks! I usually do this on my Instagram but since we’re all about new traditions now, I’ve moved it onto here. I went into 2016 with my black Moleskine from the year before. In it … Continue reading the annual sketchbook thing, 2016
This is one of my favorite new year traditions. So I’ve done this for 2013, 2014, and 2015 on my tumblr. I hadn’t set specific reading goals for 2016, though I did meet my Goodreads challenge of reaching over twenty-seven books (re-reads weren’t counted). Looking … Continue reading that annual book list thing, 2016
You are alone with the night and notebook, memories from the day freshly baking in the meat of your flesh. The woman in you hearing voices otherwise stifled by expectations. You turn up the volume of your own silence and your ears start ringing – … Continue reading Spoils: Of lilacs and voices of a Selfhood.
“Once, I complained that I felt somehow guilty when she asked me why I had not yet returned to Delhi, something no one ever asked me, not even my mother since the age of 18. Mona simply replied, ‘well, that is because you have become … Continue reading On forgotten identities of love
[Spoiler alerts & trigger warnings: self-harm, abuse, sexual assault.] “The feeling that she had never really lived in this world caught her by surprise. It was a fact. She had never lived. Even as a child, as far back as she could remember, she had done … Continue reading Spoils: Less Like Human