Nuances of Life: Dissecting Sandra Oh's Netflix Series "The Chair"
Netflix has gone and done it yet again. I just stumbled upon "The Chair" and one can't help but fall in love with its quirky storyline. In fact, I have yet to encounter such a profound plotline in the comedy-drama sphere and its writers certainly delivered on these hard-hitting parameters.
My Take On What It Means To Be An Immigrant In The 21st Century
Humans... There is no denying that we are complicated beings, scrambling to deal with the plethora of different issues plaguing our daily lives. Sadly, these troubles fail to unite us as we continue to find ourselves on the receiving end of deleterious behaviour from our biological peers. Immigration is just another example of how this contradictory phenomenon can manifest itself and my experience was no exception to this unwritten rule.
An Open Letter To All World Leaders
Dear World Leaders, Our planet finds itself at yet another pivotal moment as heart-wrenching calamities seem to be unfurling across different continents. We have Afghanistan, whose takeover by the Taliban has caused millions to be displaced in their own country. We have Haiti, whose bad streak of natural disasters and political instability has devastated its population. We have Lebanon, whose economic crisis is prompting rampant poverty as people are unable to sustain themselves. And this is just the tip of the iceberg, there are a plethora of different issues plaguing contemporary society and making our existence unnervingly complicated. Consequently, we are becoming startlingly desensitized to blatant pessimism, usually left with little to no hope of turning things around. In fact, just a simple act of turning on the news can trigger depressing thoughts about the nature of global affairs.
5 Netflix Original Crime Documentaries You Need To Watch!
Man, don't you just love Netflix and its shiny new collection of titles to binge on. If you're anything like me, every once in a while, you might find yourself scouring the site for something spooky to watch. Unfortunately, when such a need arises, we instinctively opt for horror films to satiate our visual appetite. Consequently, documentaries get overlooked as a viable option, seemingly intended for a certain sophisticated audience.
Impending Doom: What Lies Ahead For Innocent Afghans
In recent weeks, Taliban forces have made several territorial gains in occupying different regions across Afghanistan. It's almost unbelievable how rapidly the country fell into enemy hands despite its two-decade-long war on terror. Now, with the civilian death count rising swiftly, it's hard to predict what the future holds for Afghans who have lost their livelihoods.
Parentless Or Helpless?
An excerpt from a letter I wrote to myself: So what does your father do? Why does your mother always drop you off? Is she divorced?. As if these questions weren’t enough, I would be subjected to statements like “Look my father bought me this...." or "My father and mother took me to dinner last night”. Truth to be told, not being able to respond wasn’t as nerve-wracking but digesting the fact that I was somehow "incomplete" became a tremendous burden to bear.
Addressing The Stigma Surrounding HIV/AIDS
Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was recently filmed at his concert making several erroneous statements regarding gay individuals with HIV. His exact words were,
Tokenism Post-BLM: Don't Let It Be The Easy Way Out
"We stand with you in solidarity" "We need to bind together during these tumultuous times" These words were somewhat cathartic for those who wanted to see the burgeoning pot of racial issues being acknowledged. But with most companies scrambling to hide their complicity post-BLM, we saw the same words fall prey to their safety net.