Wrap Up

September 2019 Wrap Up

I said a tearful goodbye to summer and a hesitant hello to fall!

I’m not a PSL kind of gal, but I do love wearing sweaters. It’s just that I’m not quite ready to embrace the colder weather because it means we’re even closer to winter. And winter in Toronto is, well, absolute hell.

September was a great month! I saw Shawn Mendes in concert, I went to a movie premiere during TIFF, I went to Elevate for free, I went to 29Rooms and took so many photos, and I GOT A TATTOO!

The last one is big because I’m such an anxious person so this was a big deal for me. But I’m over the moon about my tattoo. As someone who’s grown up with body issues, it felt empowering to do something for myself for my body. And that’s a wrap on the month!

Now here’s what I read in September:

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I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

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I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

Published by Clarkson Potter Publishers on April 30th, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir

Pages: 160

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“But I didn’t feel like a ‘real American.’ I loved Spam; I had a round, brown face; I was in Egypt…?; I had a weird name; I spoke English with a Tagalog accent. Basically, I felt like a giant, Spam-eating FOB!”


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