My cousin decided that she was going to have a Mehndi just 24 hours before. I think we did a pretty good job.
We have the same eyes.
My parents just came home with an entire kilo of M&M's. I didn't question it.
They call these the Ferrari of tweezers.
Happy birthday to the most beautiful human! My sister and I have always been extremely different people so I often found myself yearning for another sibling, someone that I could talk to, relate to. Then, Maryam was born. This girl is everything. She is smart and funny and beautiful and wise. Even with a huge age gap between us, I can talk to her about absolutely anything. In fact, she is one of the few people that I never get tired of spending time with. From running through fountains to singing Ariana Grande songs in the back of the car, every moment with her is both a blessing and an adventure. She is a sister and so much more. Happy birthday Rebecca, ❤️❤️❤️.
I spent most of the day trying to figure out how to wear my dupatta or picking it up off the floor behind me. It is a big deal to my relatives when I dress in traditional clothing, they appreciate me putting my discomfort aside for them. Whilst it has become a costume, something that I wear to become somebody else when required, it is still important for me to embrace my heritage and remember all of the ancestors that exist in my DNA. My skin will always negate my detachment.
We spent our childhood in my grandfather's back garden making up dances to songs by the Backstreet Boys and talking about our crushes. We had sleepovers every weekend and stayed up until 4 in the morning to discuss everything in the universe. She was my childhood best friend, my cousin and so much more. Today, she got married. I felt everything. 'Take care of her,' I said to him, almost 10 years ago. He did, and he will. 'Take care of them,' I said to God today.
I'm often asked about my hair colours, how many I've been through, what they looked like. These are some of my favourites.