To Her (And I’m the “Her”!)

You know when you feel like you’re doing actual work in the world? Like actually making a difference? For me that doesn’t happen often, but somehow, someway, this summer, it did. And I freaking freaked out. In April, I released a spoken word video called Anti-Indoctrination. It’s “lexivist” – encompassing my lexical activism, encouraging anyone […]

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Akotz’ Summer Highlights 2016

Yo, yo, yo, it’s been a while! But I’ve been crazy tired, crazy jetlagged, crazy overwhelmed and just generally crazy. So now that I’m in college, I can say with certainty that my summer is officially over. So I thought I’d do a recap of the highlights. I was lazy about this in 2015 and […]

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People like us have managed to convince ourselves that we were meant to be alone. We have isolated ourselves from the rest of humanity, believing that there is no one else like us. We consider isolation some perverse way of protecting ourselves. Avoiding asking “what are we trying to shield ourselves from?” The paradox of […]

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My Thoughts: The Kite Runner

Author: Khaled Hosseni This is a very highly acclaimed book. And I can see why. It’s also the third Khaled Hosseini book I’ve read – and as far as I know, he only has 3, so clap for me. Now that I’ve read all, I think it’s safe to say my favourite is And The […]

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Playlists I’ve Been Featured On

To be very honest, I am amazed and humbled to even have a post like this to write! Just in case you didn’t know (I make myself extremely stalk-worthy but perhaps by some mysterious magic, you missed it), I dropped a spoken word song called IWITP in June. And since then it’s featured on at least 3 […]

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