Muslim women have created spaces through hard work and in the pursuit of entrepreneurship and financial independence, and we deserve to be applauded and supported.
Performative call outs that focus on attacking individuals without addressing systemic oppression do nothing to change the discourse.
I remained more invisible than I realized under a giant queer umbrella that I thought conveyed my truth, not realizing the extent to which no one could see it.
I first heard that comment in 8th grade. I tried to laugh it off. It was stupid, right?
We must acknowledge that Latinx folks can be anti-Black, perpetuate anti-Black racism, and can be white supremacists.
I first went to a therapist at my university’s health center during my sophomore year. I decided to go because of anxiety caused by a health scare. After I filled out a mountain of paperwork, a white male counselor did my intake. The counselor gave me some peace of mind; he assured me that I […]
This article was originally published on Woke and republished here with the author’s permission. What’s the bottom line? For trans characters in film and TV, roles seem to follow these same boring formulas: Their storylines are either entirely about being trans or are transition-focused. They are usually played by cis people, conveniently making it so […]
This article was originally published on Kajal Magazine and republished here with the author‘s permission. A few years ago, I truly believed a brown man would save me from my loneliness. It’s embarrassing to admit now, but at the time, my everyday life was shaped by this hope: if I could just find one to […]
Back in the early nineties Ma and I lived in a one bedroom apartment with crappy brown carpeting, cottage cheese ceilings, the heat thick and rising. Ma always out working while I fried up mushrooms and listened to her Diana Ross and the Supremes albums. Sometimes, the lights cut off. Back then the bills would […]
This article was originally published by Catherine Labiran. It has been lightly edited and republished here with the author’s permission. Lately, I have been preoccupied with exploring and dismantling my old definition of self-care and building a new one that is tailored to my own experience. This exploration was in part sparked by a dissatisfaction […]