My Escape – Polished Personal

(The following short story is a creative response to the visual given below, and is based on the following question: “Discuss the ways in which individuals struggle to restore honour and certainty”). <> I missed it. My ears begin to ring loudly, drowning out the morning singing of the hummingbirds nesting in the deciduous trees that […]

Overbearing Family Pressures

Family pressures – influences that are often overlooked, but arguably bear a significant, if not the most, amount of meaning in one’s life. It has been said time and time again that parents always want the best for their children; and though their actions may sometimes displease them, they are rooted in wisdom and careful […]


The following is a creative based on Sylvia Plath’s poem “I Thought That I Could Not Be Hurt.”  I bite my trembling lip as I shakily inhale the grey, piercing, cool December air. My knees begin to violently wobble, and I feel myself losing control over my body—with every ounce of power I have left, […]

Schindler’s List: A Feminist’s POV

Charismatic, successful, and honorable—these descriptions would roll off of anyone’s tongue when asked to describe Oskar Schindler; and indubitably, throughout the film “Schindler’s List,” he has demonstrated a clear mastery of them all. But why is it that his character has always solely been defined by his successes, and nothing else? Why is it that […]


tell me how you brush me aside like i am some insignificant phone call and no matter how many times the phone rings no matter how many times my heart calls for you you continue to embody a nonchalant nature that is remarkably admirable but nothing to indicate you miss me or that i was […]

“Do You Believe in Love?”

Do you believe in love? My immediate response was always: yes, of course I do. I’ve never thought much of the concept. Love? How could I not believe in it? What else drives empathy, care, and humanity? How could I possibly deny the prevalence of such a powerful emotion? But when asked: love, the romantic […]