Speaking truth to power never has and never will be easy

I've long held the stance that there's a certain prototype of a Muslim you need to emulate, living in the West, if you come to prominence (whether it is actively sought or is a by-product of the work that you do). I don't want to add on to the false conceptualization of the "clash of… Continue reading Speaking truth to power never has and never will be easy

Moo-sings on The Self, Diversity, & Other Things That Shall Not Be (Explicitly) Named

I like using the word self in the third person in reference to myself because I like to think what I write has some sort of universal appeal. I could be wrong. Or simply pretentious. Regardless, I often find myself in head spaces where I feel as if I have to decide if I stay… Continue reading Moo-sings on The Self, Diversity, & Other Things That Shall Not Be (Explicitly) Named

My thoughts on Race in America

While the events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend were - and still are - disheartening to many in this country including myself, I can't say I am all that surprised. As someone who was not born in this country, I never believed the lies that racism is a thing of the past.… Continue reading My thoughts on Race in America

The elephants in many rooms

If you haven't heard by now (please take me to wherever your dwelling place may be), Donald J. Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States of America. This week has been disheartening, frightening, and saddening to say the least. But am I shocked? No. Despite what everyone in the media was… Continue reading The elephants in many rooms

Obligatory blog post from your favoUrite Canadian-American (because I’m most likely the only one you know!)

I find myself in a unique position being a Canadian-born U.S. Citizen. And never more than today: the day the endless cycle that is the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election finally comes to an end - or so we hope. On Facebook, it's been a continuous feed of "I've voted" status updates and photos. I voted… Continue reading Obligatory blog post from your favoUrite Canadian-American (because I’m most likely the only one you know!)