What do you think of when you think of in-between? I'm from the US, and my parents are from Pakistan. My experience became an inbetween without me - but I'm not the only one, and would love to hear more about what you go through, too. Wearing all-black backpacks can sometimes cause a lot of … Continue reading Observations of an inbetween
Every year, on a date that might seem random to outsiders (the date fluctuates depending on the lunar calendar), some (no, not all, and if we are, please avoid saying these things) Muslims fast for 30 days straight. That means that some of us abstain from food, drink, or sexual activity sunrise to sunset for … Continue reading 5 ways to be more you in Ramadan
As Mothers' Day weekend comes to an end, I want to re-examine my perceptions of feminism. Growing up, I never thought of myself as a feminist. My perception of feminism was women with strong opinions, brash reactions, and harsh attributes. But today, I look at feminism as more than just strong women. I look at my … Continue reading The feminist voice
Today, we had a candidate come in for a position my company is looking to fill. He shared he often thinks about his legacy and what he'll leave behind in this world. He's always trying to fill a need or discover something helpful or contribute in a grander way. It got me thinking: what mark … Continue reading What is a legacy?
When you were growing up, did you know what color you wanted to be when you grew up? Did you even think about it? Teenagers in the US brag about their tans but don't have to answer why they tan. Instead, a tan is a trademark of sunny days lounging, vacation, and, ultimately luxury. In contrast, … Continue reading What color skin do you want to be when you grow up?
My family, my Muslim brothers, and sisters, my friends, and I today have a challenge. In the UK, it's Punish a Muslim Day. What sounds like a cruel joke is, in fact, real life. Before you tell me we're imagining things, or things can't be rough, well, they can be. Even across the world, we're trying … Continue reading What is February 3 2018?
For many of us in intercultural relationships, the act of mixing and matching traditions can easily get overwhelming. Do we drop some customs and pick up others? Do we create all new ones? OR - do we blend them all together? My Swedeheart and I find this challenging, but also exciting! Last time I was home, … Continue reading Happy so-many-things!