Feven Seifu

What Does it Mean to be a Strong Person?

I was a sensitive child or so I was told. And like most people I equated sensitivity with fragility and I grew up believing that I was weak — not fully equipped to maneuver the harshness of the world successfully and gracefully.

On Life and Death

One of my worst fears came to pass this week. After fighting sarcoma for almost two years, my uncle passed this Monday morning. He was 36 years old. 

Unknow Thyself

Shame is a powerful and lingering emotion. And for a variety of reasons, some of us are more prone to it than others. One of my earliest childhood memories is related to the shame that took place in my elementary school when my Indian English teacher asked me to stand in front of the class and tell everyone why I was absent the day before.