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Life from a different perspective

by Taieba Tabassum (Bangladesh)

February 2023

Write the World Review

Audio: "Life from a different perspective," read by Taieba Tabassum

The glasses

I wore low-power glasses before. I could see myself in the mirror, but not clearly. I looked beautiful in my eyes.

Months ago, I got new high-power glasses. Then when I looked in the mirror, I could see myself clearly. I saw the spots on my face. My face looked different.

I thought, "So, this is what I really am." But I didn’t think that made me less beautiful. I am still a beautiful girl. It took a bit of time, I admit it. But I have finally accepted it.

Love is like that. Whether it is loving myself or loving someone else. At first, you will see only the good and lovable things. Then you will start to know better, and the dark sides too. True love is when you are able to accept you or the person you love in that stage too. That is unconditional love.

The stairs

As a person with disabilities, I need another person’s help when climbing up the stairs or to high places, or while walking on a rough surface. I just need a support. But if that person tries to take control of the process instead of supporting, and doesn’t let me do it at my own pace, then the whole process will get messed up.

In our life, when we are younger, we need guidance from elder people. But if they try to take control of our lives, then things will become complicated and we can’t grow.


My father said something like this once: ‘‘Fog looks scary from a distance. But when you get into the fog, everything looks clear and no longer scary.’’

Something we fear is just like that. When it’s in the distance, it looks scary. But once you go through it, it’s not as scary as you thought. Sometimes it can even turn out to be something better.

Taieba Tabassum, age 17, is a high school student from Bangladesh who is differently abled. She is mainly a writer of short stories, but has branched out into nonfiction too. She dreams of becoming one of the future generation of writers who represent Generation Z.

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Lauren hudd

2/3/23, 12:21 AM

Reading this story was realistic and relatble


2/2/23, 11:27 AM

"I collected little glimpses of the north to hoard away for the future, like treasure" is such a beautiful line!


2/2/23, 11:23 AM

What a fascinating piece!

2/2/23, 5:21 AM

One of my favorite pieces ever published on Write the World!


2/2/23, 4:41 AM

Well done Everett on this powerful piece. I hope you continue to write!


2/2/23, 4:40 AM

Well done Genevieve - what a beautiful and evocative piece of writing!

1/17/23, 2:15 AM

This is so beautiful


1/16/23, 3:52 PM

I love all of it. It’s so real and so many feelings are there.


1/5/23, 6:02 PM

This is amazing. Do not ever stop. That is really inspirational, the whole writing piece made me want to help.


1/3/23, 7:19 PM

This article was absolutely amazing! I am so thankful to live in a country where periods and sex are fairly normalized, but I will never forget to educate myself about the lack of education others have. It pains me to know that in countries like India, girls are still put down about what they where and how they act. It was very brave of you to share your voice, and I commend you endlessly for that.


12/8/22, 7:25 PM

I really love this! I, myself, am not black, but I know of a lot of good black people. Sadly, I will admit, at one time, I used to think of a black community filled with gangs and poverty. But I know now how perfectly capable it is to live together if only we got rid of the stereotype that is so, so wrong. I do hope you accomplish this. This will great for our country.

Sorry but can't share the name

12/7/22, 10:40 AM

Basically I don't know how to react.
All the conservatives should be reading this.........

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