Hello! My name is Rafia. And welcome to my blog, Cake & Cows!

While my love for cake and cows permeates this blog, I by no means limit what I write to these two subjects. In my 15+ years of blogging, I have come to discover (and rediscover!) that it is the writing medium by which I am most able to keep my neurosis in check.

Depending on the kind of day I am having, my posts can range anywhere from recounting my experiences as a headscarf-wearing Muslim woman living in the 21st century, to confronting my complicated relationship with my body, and of course, the perennial topic, whether or not I should get a PhD. As divergent as all these topics may seem, they all feed into one another in some way.

I invite you to read some of my recent posts to get a better sense of who I am and this blog. If you like what you read, you can subscribe via email — or if you’re on WordPress, simply follow me. If you have a question or comment about this blog or for me, feel free to reach out. If you write nice things, I will most definitely respond ;)

Have a great day and thanks for reading!