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EQUALATHON: Flaws.


“How could anyone ever tell you, You were anything less than beautiful?”  Hi, my name is Rita, and I’m a deeply flawed person. I’m fat, I’m clumsy, and I have huge eyes. I’m a little whiney, and overly dramatic. I’m … Continue reading

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EQUALATION: A First Kiss


I decided to ignore the warnings, the stories and the rumors. I kissed him goodnight, in the middle of downtown Beirut. Everything I expected from a first kiss was there: the pounding heart, the butterflies, the thrill, and the joy… … Continue reading

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EQUALATHON: Louder.


I moved to Montreal and a whole new world opened up for me. It wasn’t like I hadn’t already had my share of fun in Beirut, it was just that now I could do it without having to look over … Continue reading

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EQUALATHON: I Chose to be Gay


Yes, you’re reading it right. Your eyes are fine. It was back in 2000. I was 18 years old. I woke up on a rainy sunday morning, had eggs and tea with my parents, headed back to my bedroom and … Continue reading

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EQUALATON: The Ink


Because the first time I really felt free was that day spent at Brighton while seagulls were peacefully gliding above the pier. Because Elphaba didn’t let anyone pull her down, she flew away when everyone told her she couldn’t even … Continue reading

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EQUALATHON: -T- بالعربي


I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires I know that I do normally blog in English, but this time, I think that I should use my mother’s … Continue reading

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Extremely Loud + Incredibly Close


Homophobia, for me, is the disease of the misinformed and the ignorant. Homophobia plagues the masses, it eats at their commons sense, it eats away at their brains until there is nothing left but hate. Hate, to a peaceful, harmless, … Continue reading

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Ignorance & Stubborrnness


Ignorance. The fact that hate is part of our education, the fact that we are not aware of decisions taken in 1973, the fact that we do not want to know. Stubbornness. The fact that what our parents tell us … Continue reading

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Alone by Homophobia


You laughed at him, taunted him, and threw stuff at him in class. You ganged up on him and made him tear up. You threatened him and never made him feel safe, even online. You followed him to the bathroom … Continue reading

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