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FINDING BEAUTY IN THE IMPERFECTIONS

September 14, 2020

I learned a lot of things from the past few years, and one thing that stuck with me is how I only needed to be absolutely in love with my own body, and how to be a genuine and authentic person. To heck with people’s opinions. I wanted to be true to myself, and I wanted to know what sparked joy and what didn’t.…

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TODAY I WOKE UP HOPEFUL

May 18, 2020

Last night had been one of the most stressful and trying times during this whole quarantine season. I had been crying non-stop, for no apparent reason. Everything weighed heavy, and this lock down had taken its toll on my mental health. Although I was hopeful, that the day that tomorrow will bring, will be a great day.…

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ALONE IN THE BEAUTY OF MY OWN SHADOW

June 11, 2019

"Why won't you go with other people? Isn't it sad going all by yourself?" These are questions that people always, always ask me. For the longest time, my answer to this would be just to shrug and say, "I don't know." But in reality, I perfectly know why I go and explore alone. I know, and today, I'm telling you my side of the story.…

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ANOTHER CANDLE ON MY BIRTHDAY CAKE

May 24, 2019

You see, when I was younger, I would always write down my dreams and goals in life in bullet points. This was a trait that I have adapted in my early adult life. I would write down my plans and goals in the years to come, then I would obsess about it. More often than not, these plans have changed. I might have lost my cool whenever these…

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THROUGH MY LENS

May 17, 2019

As I was rummaging through my hard drive to find some photographs from the past summers, one thing has struck me. I have always carried my camera around me wherever I go, but I have never gone in front of the lens. There was no photograph of me, at all. Not ones that I liked, to be honest. I have already spent three summers in New York and…

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THE SACRED ART OF KEEPING A JOURNAL

May 6, 2019

If there is an important thing that keeping a journal has taught me, it is this: life changes constantly, and it might suck now, but tomorrow it will be better. This journal is my current one and I got it from a local boutique in Istanbul. I have lost count on what number this journal is, but I know one thing: I will never stop documenting and writing…

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FAMILY DOESN’T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE BLOOD RELATED

October 9, 2018

I've felt more at home with strangers sitting on a beach in a secluded island in Thailand, than sitting in this dining room with people I've known all my life. I've never felt so uncomfortable that all I wanted to do is go out and cry because it made my heart so full. I've never met so many judgmental people who look down on a specific person just…

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LET’S TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

July 30, 2018

I have been feeling a bit depressed lately. It isn't my choice to feel this way, and I feel like I have no control over it whatsoever, but it is making me feel anxious. I used to feel really embarrassed when it comes to my mental health, but I feel like it's about time I should address it and maybe, write about it. So here goes.…

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