Posts tagged Samiha Ahmed
POST: 'Paper Hat Game' - I, too, carry an iron in my mind

A subway thunders through the theatre. The train stops and I get on. The discordant sounds of the train galloping through tunnels makes me feel anxious, like I'm running late for something. I peer into one subway car after another. In each one lies the usual dismal scene: passengers sitting or standing with vacant expressions on their faces, passively being transported from one place to another.

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POST: 'Who Am I?' - things get existential and surreal

Four characters, through four other characters, confront parts of their identities that they’d rather forget: a woman whose mother left when she was a child meets her mother again, a transgender man who has always suppressed his femininity talks to his female reflection, a lonely comic book artist is confronted by a character he created, and a man on an acid trip talks to God about his habits.

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POST: 'Love is Dead!' - love is dead with multiple gunshots

Can we take a minute to talk about how often women are shown senselessly murdered in works of fiction – especially in works by men? Or if they are not the ones being murdered they’re the ones “unhinged” enough to commit murder? Whether in television crime shows, movies, or even the news women are so rarely characterized as anything other than weak or psychotic, as victim or assailant.

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POST: 'You Are Now The Owner of This Suitcase' - a crazy search through a crazy city

At this point in my adult life, my love for both fairytales and romantic comedies has been replaced by a measured cynicism of all things romantic. Long gone are the days of believing in and yearning for a Happily Ever After. When I read fairytales or watch romantic comedies now, it is only as the young version of myself who has not yet begun to think about love critically. I do this because it makes the experience of watching others chase love much, much more fun.

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