When good storytelling hits you in the feels

I recently watched Hasan Minhaj's Homecoming King, and I was really moved--to laughter and to tears. He's incredibly talented and such an important voice right now. His stories about growing up brown in America hit many of the high points that I can only try to explain to my non-brown friends. The expectations that seem out... Continue Reading →



Faith is taken for granted. It is taken for granted that someone who grows up in a particular religious context will be religious or faithful. That faith is part of your heritage. No. Religion and its accoutrements are part of your heritage. What you feel inside, how you internalize your family’s religious traditions is a... Continue Reading →

Thanks Food. Thanks Mom.

Two days ago, I ended my Beachbody Ultimate Reset... 21 days of supplements, clean eating, and both physical and emotional detox. It was a wonderful and trying experience. I have become even more mindful of what I eat and how I treat myself and my body. It also gave me an acute sense of gratitude... Continue Reading →

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