bangladesh, identity

home-y skies

the thing about returning home is that everything remained but you have changed the feelings you crave are a mere reminder that time has passed and people you left are memories as i get older i realize i have many homes: i saw home in my sister’s eyes felt home in my friend’s arms smelled… Continue reading home-y skies

bangladesh, identity, immigrant experience

for your 241st birthday-

it has been an interesting year being American or rather contemplating "what am I?" [because I've mentioned before, "I'm from New York" never sufficed] too foreign for my mother-land too "FOB*" to be from here so what I am was lost somewhere between land, water, and the sky I am a woman I am an… Continue reading for your 241st birthday-

bangladesh, Gender-based Violence, identity, immigrant experience, public health

forgotten tale of independence

**Trigger Warning** chabish-ey March (26th March) independence day we celebrate but let us not forget... the systematic killing of our people "Operation Lightsearch" war crime/death squads infiltrating the streets of Dhaka, or the disappearance of half of Chittagong's population the cleansing- genocide of over 3 million people atrocities of religious leaders endorsing "gonimoter maal" (war… Continue reading forgotten tale of independence