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. Over the course of 15+ years of blogging, I have learned that it is the medium by which I am able to most make sense of my life. And so, depending on the kind of day I am having, my posts can range anywhere from describing my experiences as a Muslim woman living in the 21st century to ranting over the latest Neoliberal and/or Orientalist incident in popular culture or society to charting my latest run, and of course, the perennial topic, whether or not I should get a PhD.

I invite you to read some of my recent posts to get a better sense of me 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!