A woman’s body is never entirely her own.

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Since making her first extraordinary appearance in the music industry, Adele has become our inspiring queen. “Her voice is one of the few voices that we’ve got worldwide where she’s got that huge range that is incredible,” said CeCe Sammy. Her songs make us want to sing and dance. She has created a unique way of creative performance. We feel each tone in her songs. Adele’s voice “is once-in-a-lifetime” in the words of Jennifer Lawrence.

But, the mainstream media often ignored her talent and focused on her weight instead. The discourse surrounding Adele was always about her physical appearance.

Western…


How everything happens for a reason, and why you should wait for your miracle.

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If you hadn’t texted me about your crush, we would have never known each other (Thank you, Michael Thompson, for the catchphrase).

It was the first time I got to know my girlfriend (it still feels different to call her so). She texted me to talk about the girl she had feelings for. I saw her through her vulnerability and pain, joy and excitement, despair and overthinking.

It was the same time I crushed on another person. Both our crushes were our friends. Both were girls. Both were straight. …


A Poem

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My heart skipped a beat,
I felt winded, excited, and tense,
My happiness was complete
When she appeared on my screen.

My fingers were intertwined with her hologram
Desiring to trip from her hair to her cheeks,
The twin flame dragged me towards her
To find out the taste of her lips.

Her existence was my miracle, her soul my sacrament,
“I’ve never wanted to kiss you so bad,” she whispered,
The universe shattered, we became its catalyst
Our lips couldn’t meet and hearts got blistered.

She was the greatest temptation if it was a sin,
Her embrace was the greatest…


I just overheard that this girlfriend of yours will always be there to turn on the light for you — if you ever fall into the dark (since you’re clumsy).


What you consume may harm the planet, and here are the ways to prevent it.

The Global Change of Our Diet Choices

“Veganism is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude — as far as is possible and practicable — all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose” according to The Vegan Society’s definition.

Animal cruelty and health reasons have led people to choose vegan lifestyles since consuming less meat and dairy has a significant impact on climate change. The Veganuary campaign that asks people to eat a vegan diet for January since 2014 hit record highs in 2021 with over 582,000 participants. …


The deeper we dive into our subconscious, the more perverse we become.

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I’ve recently found myself in a dark cave. Distasteful, ugly, dump, but promising. I looked for ways to get out of it. I began carving on its walls only to create a storyline out of my words. If writing is the only way to exit this cage, I’ll write, I murmured. Then and there, I recognized another person feeding on my bones, limbs, and soul. She needed to speak for who she was. Who was I then?

Although each of us has different motives for waking up to create stories regardless of the language we use, we share a common…


Hardly a day goes without white men’s uncalled opinions about women

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I recently came across a thread on Twitter about solo female travelers’ concerns in countries that the media calls ‘dangerous.’

There were two points in the discussion:

1- Some badass solo female travelers can visit everywhere they like.

2- Some countries are dangerous, especially for women. Misogyny, rape, and femicide are real phenomenons.

While both points have their rationales, the thread became a gantline between two men’s hands.

It is the usual plague of our world. We’ll never get rid of men’s audacity to talk about women’s experiences.

What we know as gender is a social construct. Apart from biological…

Buse Umur

M.A. Student, Writer, Human Being

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