The Raw Journey: Rejection at Birth

What is this place?  It’s so dark in here. Where am I?  I can’t move. Am I trapped? I feel confined. I glanced around, swiftly trying to figure out this strange place where a moment ago I had just opened my eyes. I couldn’t see anything. Darkness and haziness completely engulfed me. It was so […]

About Naushad Mitha

I am a 27-year-old guy from Pakistan with a deep insight and empathy for social issues and societal problems especially inequality and injustice. I am just another voice in the crowd that wants to be heard. I have been Inspired by many people, I care about a few. I am a supporter or feminism, while not even hating the male chauvinists. I have been in the dark for a while, feels like home. I am not scared of the demons anymore because they seem friendly now. Hope to find it all one day, or hope to be found one day! Either way, hope's still alive.

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11 Things You Should Never Say to a Latina

I dated a guy who told me on our first date “I know you’re not into me because of the green card” of course, not pendejo, I’m a U.S. citizen.

About Stephanie Ortez

Stephanie is a highly caffeinated mother of two wonderful boys. She is hopelessly addicted to non-fiction books and literature that moves her to tears. She is an admissions advisor for George Washington University online where she assists homeschooled students internationally. Stephanie lives with Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. She is a passionate mental health advocate, member of Stigma Fighters. Her writing has been featured on The Elephant Journal, The Mighty, The Organic Coffee Haphazardly and Feminine Collective.

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