Canine, Cats, Freelancing, Writing

3 Reasons Every Writer Needs a Cat

I grew up with dogs; dogs in the neighborhood, pet dogs on my mom's side of the family, and my own beloved late adopted stray who was called Goti. After Goti passed away in 2012, my other family members were not ready to go through the love and loss process with a canine family member… Continue reading 3 Reasons Every Writer Needs a Cat

Children, Depression, Family, Fat, Fiction, Siblings

Fat Girl

"You are beautiful," her mother tried to make her feel better at home. "You need more confidence," said her brother. She nodded as if she agreed with them. The truth was that she didn't believe her mother and she wanted to laugh at her sibling. She wanted to tell them to put themselves in her… Continue reading Fat Girl

Books, Children, Fat, Fiction, Valentines

An Extract from Just me, the Sink & the Pot

Things did not improve as I gained years and kilos. In class three, I had a class teacher who believed that every kid needed a Valentine, so she would let us take turns drawing out our classmates’ names from a bowl. The person’s name we picked up would be our Valentine for the day. I… Continue reading An Extract from Just me, the Sink & the Pot