*Trigger warning: This post deals with the topic of suicide and self harm.

Last weekend, Farhan and Tanvir Towhid of Allen, Texas, killed their entire family. They took their own lives in the process, leaving behind a chilling suicide note in the wake.

There are many secrets to maturity that you really only learn by going through by growing older. My favorite lesson in maturity is the art of silence.

In 2020, I turned 40. It gave me a chance to look back at some of the lessons I had learned over the…

This is Part 1 in a series of posts on how to create compelling and engaging YouTube videos and online content. While much of the advice is for YouTube, the advice can be used for blogging and podcasting, too.

I spent over a decade in creating online content. I…

My Dear readers,

You are not alone.

There are so many things that circle through our minds. Whether they’re feelings of sadness and hopelessness, or whether they’re racing thoughts — this is a place where you can read about others who have shared your experiences.

It’s hard to be in a community where mental health is still taboo. We shy away from these topics, fearing that exposing ourselves will make us unliked, vulnerable, or even a pariah.

Welcome to our publication, where you aren’t an outlier or an outcast.

Read. Grow. Enlighten. Heal.

The problem with the word “mania” is that it’s often misunderstood.

When people think of someone experiencing a manic episode, they imagine a crazy cat lady dancing through the streets in a bathrobe, exposing herself to onlookers.

For starters, I’m not a crazy cat lady. I’m more of a bunny person. …

My dear Desi sisters and brothers,

Let’s not pretend that we “get” the Black Lives Matter movement. Let’s not turn this into some sort of “Me Too” moment where we come out and share our stories.

Because let’s be honest — we really don’t understand the African American struggle. Sure…

Today, I did the unthinkable. I bought clothes from Walmart. I realize how pretentious this sounds, after all, we’re in the midst of a pandemic and people are dying. And here’s this uptight California girl who believes that Sephora should qualify as an “essential business” (hey, if you could see…

This diary is a chronicle of my adventures and learnings through the Great Quarantine of 2020. I have a lot to say and I figured that instead of barfing long WhatsApp texts to my buddies, I’d barf my thoughts to a universe of strangers.

In looking back on this Coronavirus…

This COVID19 crisis is by far the strangest thing I’ve experienced in my nearly forty years on this planet. We’re locked at home, bombarded with news of uncertainty. Day after day, we wait, cloistered in our homes.

Waiting for answers.

Waiting for an end to the quarantine.

Waiting for Christ…

*note 9/7/2021: Usama Canon has passed away today. May God have mercy on his soul and grant him the best in the hereafter.

This week, I was heartbroken to read the news that Muslim cleric Usama Canon was formally terminated from the very organization he founded, Ta’leef Collective. Now, I…

MK Ansari

Because well behaved women seldom make history. Lawyer, screenwriter, social activist, artist, and INTJ.

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