Ayesha A. Siddiqi

Ayesha A. Siddiqi
Reviews, interviews, advice, and essays. No rants. I take my time until I have something I believe is worth yours.
Created 06 Jan 2021
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  • Advice: How Do I Make Up For My Lost Years?
    28 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    Starting with a severe depressive episode in college, and for pretty much the next ten years after, I was in a slump barely getting through each day. I ended up dropping out of school. There were a lo...
  • Review: Snabba Cash
    18 Aug 2021 • 8 min read
    America has long been home to stories of the voraciously ambitious. The rags to riches fables occur both in our fictional narratives (Gordon Gecko) and real ones (Jordan Belfort). But as America faces...
  • 76 Years Ago Today The US Became The Only Nation To Use A Nuclear Weapon
    06 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Dwight Eisenhower- “…the Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing.” Admiral William D. Leahy “It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon a...
  • Advice: "Where do I go from here?"
    28 Jun 2021 • 10 min read • 3 0
    I am at an end of a journey and don’t know where to go next. All my life, it has been shaped with “get an education so you don’t suffer”. I am a first generation American/student. It was always go to ...
  • "Sorry for your loss"
    16 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 39 0
    white egret orchids My brother’s birthday is in a few days. He would’ve been 25. Since he died I’ve found solace in ghost stories. Not because I believe in ghosts, but because we have to believe in de...
  • Advice: "How do I feel again?"
    28 Apr 2021 • 14 min read • 23 2
    How do I learn to feel again? A decade ago I unexpectedly fell in love. A friend of a woman I occasionally went on dates with decided she wanted to go out with me instead of letting her friend not com...
  • 13 Truths
    15 Apr 2021 • 1 min read • 12 0
    The things that you “waste time on”…there’s a reason you’re drawn to them, explore the root of that impulse and follow where it takes you. Trying to anticipate what’s best for future you will not help...
  • Review: A Promising Young Woman
    06 Apr 2021 • 18 min read • 16 0
    When so much of life is organized around dodging male violence, it’s nice to relax with a movie in which the only source of violence is a woman, and the only target is a man, or many men. It doesn’t m...
  • Interview: Harsha Walia on the New Pillars of Border Imperialism
    21 Mar 2021 • 14 min read • 1 0
    If you’ve ever encountered the words “border imperialism”, it’s because of Harsha Walia, who coined the framework. Her critical analyses of modern border enforcement has transformed scholarship on the...
  • Comment: Drone comic
    10 Mar 2021 • 3 min read
    I see this comic on my timeline circulated every day. I’m sick of it, with a literal churn in my stomach. I’m sorry for putting it here. But we should retire it and I’d like to explain why. I understa...
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