Hi. I’m Sameer Vasta, a snail-mail boy living in an email world. I'm an over-user of the discretionary comma.
I pass my time reading my never-ending stack of library books, writing letters to penpals, and exploring the urban landscape on foot.
If you'd like to get in touch, feel free to send me an email or find me on Twitter.
- A place where we belong May 25
Making people feel like they belong is one of the most important things we can do, in no matter what context.
- I was dreaming when I wrote this May 18
For this edition of The Mixtape Concern, I’m listening to songs about dreams and dreaming.
- Go back to your country May 11
If I had a camera with me every time I was told to go back to my country, I’d have enough footage for a very long feature film.
- Carrying all of my stuff Apr 30
Over the past month, I’ve had a few people ask me about bags. One particular person specifically remarked that it seemed like I had a different bag every single time I saw her.
- Six years ago Apr 27
Six years ago, I met a young woman at a wine bar for a drink. When we parted ways, I was certain I wanted to spend so much more time with that incredible woman.
- because white men can’t police their imagination Apr 24
Black bodies have always been criminalized just for existing in public spaces, and the Starbucks situation is part of a broader systemic racism that is bigger than just one individual.
- Thinking about sunk costs Apr 20
Because of the sunk cost fallacy, too many of us sit through movies we don’t enjoy, complete reading books we find uninteresting, finish eating meals we find the opposite of delicious.
- Memory is the muscle sting of now Apr 15
Chariandy’s tale of growing up in Scarborough is song as memory. It is a lyrical, melodious, melancholic reverie passing through time to evoke memory through stories.
- summer, somewhere Apr 15
Today, as hail falls from the sky and the ground is covered in a sheet of ice, I thought it would be appropriate to share a few small excerpts from Danez Smith’s beautiful poem.
- Taking pride in my work Apr 10
Of all the projects I’ve had the opportunity to lead in my new role at work, I’m most proud of two, one of which launched today: our inclusion pledge and our diversity report.
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