big habibi energy

ashley hefnawy
a newsletter that explores the experiences of the human body and the metaphysical
Created 20 Sep 2020
  • community check in #11
    03 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    I keep imagining myself in arm and hand stand positions, playfully being able to walk on my hands (something I’ve never been able to do). It’s a wild experience, I will literally be in the middle of s...
  • A Friday Jummah meditation
    24 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    The sun has come out to play on the side of my left hand and left cheek 4 trucks are stuck on this one street outside this one coffee shop because of a garbage truck ahead of them I finished my iced m...
  • Where does violence begin?
    21 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    I recently watched Jang Hoon’s film A Taxi Driver, a historical drama based on a true story that depicts the events leading up to and following the Gwangju uprising in 1980. The story follows a taxi d...
  • community check in #10
    16 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 4
    This week, I’m thinking about the ways that I parent myself. How do I speak to my inner child (or even just myself, not associating as a child), and how do I respond to my needs? Am I even aware of my...
  • A different perspective
    14 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    If you can’t already tell, I’ve been really curious about the conversations and narratives that structure my life. It’s been humbling for me to realize that I am selective with my listening and engage...
  • community check in #9
    06 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 5
    Page 108 of Glitch Feminism by Legacy Russel, reads: The safe passage of bodies AFK (away from keyboard) continues to be determined by race, class, and the legibility of one’s gender. This volatility ...
  • the weather deserves to be heard
    02 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 2
    You look out your window today and the sun shines with exuberance, a blue sky to match as if they’re in conversation with one another. “If you get a little more blue, like 2 shades darker, it’ll bring...
  • community check in #8
    24 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 10
    I’ve been working through negative self talk for a long time and recently became aware of a new dimension of how it manifests for me. My mind chatter no longer cycles through a voice of self hatred so...
  • community check in #7
    08 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 9
    Today I’m missing my in person community and thinking about all of the ways in which we gather—in person, on the Internet, one on one, in large groups. I have not felt personally drawn back to club sp...
  • community check in #6
    28 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 6 10
    This week I’ve been journaling about what it means to personify MONEY—who is money as a character in my life. I’m doing this so I can better understand my boundaries with it and how abusive dynamics c...
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