Simra Mariam

  • October 28, 2017By Simra Mariam

    There’s something truly incredible about coming across a movie that not only captures your attention with its unmistakable originality but touches your heart with the message it conveys. And when it’s Bollywood, an industry known for making films that serve as a getaway from reality, it’s all the more intriguing and empowering to see such … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/my-name-is-khan-a-film-that-still-finds-relevance-today/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 16, 2017By Simra Mariam

    As a Muslim woman myself living in the West, shopping for modest clothing can be quite challenging. There’s the never-ending struggle of finding that perfect dress, only to realize there’s a long slit down the leg when you’re trying it on; or falling heads over heels in love with a cute embroidered top but having … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/10-instagram-hijabi-fashionistas-that-deserve-your-attention/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 13, 2017By Simra Mariam

    “My dark glasses are on, my hands are jammed in the pockets of my hoodie, and I’ve pulled the hood up for extra protection. I haven’t raised my gaze from the pavement, but that’s OK. Most people walk along in their own worlds anyway. As I reach the town centre the crowds become denser and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/sophie-kinsellas-finding-audrey-perfectly-describes-living-with-social-anxiety/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 15, 2017By Simra Mariam

    People talk about love all the time, but every destination began with a journey. What does it mean to fall in love? To feel a million different emotions all at once, to try to decipher them like a code? To finally realize what’s happening to you and knowing it’s too late to turn back; to … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/free-falling/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 24, 2017By Simra Mariam

    There came a point in my life where I was tired of feeling tired — the weight of a million responsibilities far too heavy to carry, and the loosening grip on my faith and everything I thought I knew slowly but surely erasing any hopes of a second chance. The journey of rediscovering life is … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/shipwrecked/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 2, 2017By Simra Mariam

    I was a latecomer to the Prison Break train, only having recently watched the four thrilling and action-packed seasons on Netflix; all the while cursing myself for putting it off for so long. With its complex characters, intense storylines, plot twist after plot twist, and a whirlwind of emotions — I finally understood why it … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-prison-break-revival-is-one-of-the-greatest-things-to-happen-in-2017/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 25, 2017By Simra Mariam

    She is a woman of God and stature, weaving through the cobblestone streets with her brightly colored scarf prominent amongst the crowd. Grace and humility cling to her like a luxurious fragrance, turning heads in silent awe. Her eyes are a mystery, fierce and determined. She is a rose among thorns, a beauty to behold. She … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/she-is-everything-a-poem-for-all-the-unapologetically-strong-powerful-women-out-there/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read