#AdventBoost Day 23 – Silvana Imam

Holy shit, it’s the day before Xmas. Today I’m continuing my brief Swedish streak by adventboosting lesbian half-Lithuanian, half-Syrian Swedish rapper Silvana Imam. Now I’ll be honest: I hesitated about including her in AdventBoost because she’s a fucking superstar who doesn’t need signal boosting from small-time bloggers like me. Even so, I figure that a lot of the non-Swedes who Continue reading #AdventBoost Day 23 – Silvana Imam

#AdventBoost Day 12 – Frank Waln

Today I want to tell y’all about Sicangu Lakota rapper Frank Waln. He has won three Native American Music Awards, several other awards and written on indigineity and decolonization for a number of publications. I’ll be honest; I feel a bit silly “boosting” someone so accomplished on my tiny little blog, but at the same time I know even accomplished Continue reading #AdventBoost Day 12 – Frank Waln

Flash Fiction Friday – Waiting

This blog isn’t dead, wooh! I’ve been both horribly disorganized and sort of unmotivated for a few weeks. Earlier this week I finally got my phone working again (thank you, Kunal!), and by that I also got my productivity/planning apps left and boy have I missed them. I suddenly feel like I know what’s going on again! I can plan Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – Waiting

Spotlight – Christmas Faves

In lieu of a Worldbuilding Wednesday post, and with it being Christmas Eve (which for us Swedes is the big day of celebration, complete with opening presents and gorging ourselves on deliciousness) tomorrow, tonight I thought I’d bring you a short list of some Christmas media favorites of mine! Without further ado, let’s go: Love, Actually I feel like most Continue reading Spotlight – Christmas Faves

Spotlight – Leonard Cohen (Live in Concert)

Note: I have for some time planned to start doing “Spotlight” posts on artists, writers, characters, genres, series and whatever else that I am particularly fond of. I wanted to start by writing about my all-time favorite musician and one of the biggest sources of poetic inspiration in my life, Leonard Cohen. But instead of writing something new, I wanted Continue reading Spotlight – Leonard Cohen (Live in Concert)

Insert Theme Music Here – ThinkKit Prompt #19

Today’s ThinkKit prompt is to talk about what the “soundtrack of your year” has been. If I hadn’t already mentioned it I would’ve talked about Tori Amos’ Midwinter Graces (even if that’s only been the soundtrack of December for me), but since I’ve already talked about it I’ll have to pick something else. It’s sort of hard to choose. I listen Continue reading Insert Theme Music Here – ThinkKit Prompt #19

Look Outward, Look Inward – ThinkKit Prompt #14

Today’s ThinkKit prompt is to write about something you have discovered this year. Well, to keep it short and sweet, I recently discovered Tori Amos’ Christmas album Midwinter Graces and have been listening to it daily, sometimes non-stop on repeat, ever since. I really like the vibe of it. You should totally check it out. ThinkKit is a blog project, with daily Continue reading Look Outward, Look Inward – ThinkKit Prompt #14

Camp NaNo Inspiration

Inspiration can come from all kinds of things, from the mundane to the fantastic. My current project for Camp NaNoWriMo has been inspired by, among other things and in no particular order: River Song from Doctor Who Vests and bodices The color blue Zhaan from Farscape The notion of identity Spiders Axolotls The combination of white, black and burgundy Non-traditional relationships and chosen Continue reading Camp NaNo Inspiration

My Arabic Lovestory

On a November afternoon almost 5 years ago now, I found myself crying on a bus that was scurrying through the dark on its way to deliver me to the home of my parents, whom I still lived with at the time. A realization that had been creeping up on me for weeks had lunged itself on me suddenly and Continue reading My Arabic Lovestory