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Farmers' Protest

My people are hurting They are dying Said my aching heart. Where is our home It cried. Here Breathed the wind As the sun wrapped its arms...

Still I Rise - Maya Angelou

"You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise. Does...

COVID

At this time last year, 'pandemic' was a word confined to textbooks and novels. Today, however, it is very much our collective reality....

Strength

Today on International Women’s Day, I think of my mom and her quiet, persistent strength. Moving to the a new country, raising a kid...

Chardi Kala

In Sikh philosophy, there is a powerful concept called Chardi Kala. It means 'relentless optimism'. In the face of adversity, we can...

Symphony

"...Maybe all this chaos is really a symphony the city composed just for us; An ode to the lighthouses glimmering in our eyes; A timeless...

No Complaints

We appreciate the beauty of flowers, but the green thing holding the whole flower up in the first place goes unnoticed. But it is strong...

Charcoal Rain

My sister is 12, and to her I quote the wisdom of the great Taylor Swift: "Oh darling, don't you ever grow up". Because when you do,...

Shading

A little while ago my sister Mehr told me I should do a pencil sketch again, and since she's the boss, I of course had to listen to her....

Chitown Scratchboard

In my first college art class 2 years ago, I was introduced to scratchboard. Scratchboard is basically a black sheet of what appears to...

Landscape Studies

Isabelle Dupuy, my favorite artist (here's her site), paints quite a lot of landscapes. I first saw her work in an art gallery in the...

Acrylic Floral

I'm taking a painting class this semester- my first one! Thus far, we have done all of our work with acrylic paints, since they dry...

A Tale of Two Worlds

Occasionally (but never revealing more than a little at a time) my mom tells me a story of what it was like to start her life over in...

Ready for Junior Year

I came back to school last Saturday and moved into my new place with 4 new suite mates and my own (air-conditioned!) room. I'm pretty...

Watercolor Poppies

I left most of my art stuff in Cleveland when I came home for the summer... not very smart of me. But it was an excuse to make a trip...

Talia

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/16/talia-joy-castellano-dead_n_3606118.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular Today I ran into this video...

Woohoooo Finally

I've been thinking of making a site for a long time but never got around to actually doing it. BUT yesterday night on a complete whim...