Colourism. It's a word my good friend used the other day. I'm not the hippest when it comes to 21st century nomenclature; but as a concept, it's something I'm very familiar with and have been a subject of. It's been on my mind this week, particularly today. When I was younger, I knew I was … Continue reading On Internalized Colourism
So, I know I had written in an earlier post that I wasn't going to make resolutions this year (like, specifically on January 1st, which would then end 4 weeks later). But I actually have. One in particular, which anyone who has talked to me for more than 5 minutes can guess, is health-related. I'm … Continue reading Revisiting an old goal – perhaps a start of something new?
Hello, hello, hello, my readers! There has been a change in my life that has to do with this blog, well, at least the title of this blog. And since I hate living two lives, I feel I must update whomever is reading to quell my conscience. While my love for cake I hope shall … Continue reading A little less cake, but a lot more cows (that are alive)!
I just finished reading Leila Ahmed's A Border Passage last night. For those of you familiar with Leila Ahmed, you're probably thinking "Oh no!" or "Right on!" For those unfamiliar, Leila Ahmed is a controversial figure within Islamic Studies scholarship. Or maybe just with Muslims. I don't know. I honestly haven't really read too much … Continue reading On the importance of memoirs
Ramadan will begin this evening and thus, tomorrow will be the first fast of this lunar year for many Muslims living in North America. I now live in the land of calculations (i.e. ISNA), so I know for a fact my first fast will be tomorrow. But whether one follows the moon- sighting or not, … Continue reading It has begun… or will begin very soon! i.e. some pre-Ramadan thoughts.