Running with the Cows (in my head… for now)

Tomorrow, I will be running my second official 5K of the year. I wasn't planning on doing another race until September (with Ramadan and then summer coming up). But when I saw that there is a race called "Running with the Cows" (unfortunately in Kansas City, where I do not live, but where Mr. Rafia… Continue reading Running with the Cows (in my head… for now)

30 in 10!

Usually when you see a title with a bunch of numbers like that, it's for one of those weight loss gimmicks. LOSE 30 POUNDS IN 10 DAYS! NO DIETING OR EXERCISE REQUIRED! JUST SIT ON YOUR BUTT ALL DAY AND EAT CHEETOS. CLICK ON THIS LINK TO FIND OUT HOW! You know the ones I'm… Continue reading 30 in 10!

Hijab in the Public Sphere

So Twitter is probably not the best source of inspiration for reflective thought, but a comment I received on my hijab piece "Just leave me and my hijab alone, please" and reading this reflection on a talk given by Tariq Ramadan on the importance of actually engaging with others in our religiously pluralistic society, got… Continue reading Hijab in the Public Sphere