What else is a comparison but a let-down for ourselves?

On the metro this week, I caught myself looking at the women around me. One had gorgeous hair, the kind that is naturally thick without being annoying or triangle shaped. (Side note: Remember when Anne Hathaway had to have triangle shaped hair for this role?) One had J. Crew-esque features; a matching dress, delicate pearl necklace, … Continue reading What else is a comparison but a let-down for ourselves?

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Trashy tv sometimes leads to good reflections.

Yesterday, I had the apartment to myself, which meant... Binge-watching The Royals, consuming everything in sight... and a dash of Sex and the City thrown in for good measure. As I watched a Sex and the City episode I have watched more times than there are days in a workweek, I reflected on why exactly this show resonated with … Continue reading Trashy tv sometimes leads to good reflections.

20-year olds, please get married when you’re ready to get married, not when you should.

As a South Asian American, I feel a bit predisposed to pressure. I know I should be a certain size, especially because the only people who look like me in film are a certain size. I know I should represent my family in a certain way, because my family either lives with me, or is just … Continue reading 20-year olds, please get married when you’re ready to get married, not when you should.