Fear

"You are growing into consciousness, and my wish for you is that you feel no need to constrict yourself to make other people comfortable." | Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Being A Young Bengali Feminist

"For most immigrants, moving to the new country is an act of faith. Even if you've heard stories of safety, opportunity, and prosperity, it's still a leap to remove yourself from your own language, people, and country. Your own history. " | The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

You Should Stop Ignoring This

"The Colonel led all the cheers. 'Cornbread!' he screamed. 'CHICKEN!' the crowd responded. 'Rice!' 'PEAS!' And then, all together: 'WE GOT HIGHER SATS.' 'Hip Hip Hip Hooray!' the Colonel cried. 'YOU'LL BE WORKIN' FOR US SOMEDAY!'" | Looking for Alaska by John Green

Ignorance is Bliss

“In a sense the limitations of Orientalism are, as I said earlier, the limitations that follow upon disregarding, essentializing, denuding the humanity of another culture, people, or geographical region.” | Orientalism by Edward Said

WHITE WOMEN.

“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.” | A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini