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The Problem with Telling Your Curly-Haired Daughter to “Fix” Her Hair

The Problem with Telling Your Curly-Haired Daughter to “Fix” Her Hair

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Telling your daughters that straightening their hair is fixing it implies that in its natural, curly state, it is broken.

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Take Care

Take Care

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

If yoga makes you feel better, great! If it just makes you cranky because you’re not flexible enough to do the poses, maybe you should look for other ways to relieve stress.

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Silence, Speaking Up, and Social Media in the Age of Trump

Silence, Speaking Up, and Social Media in the Age of Trump

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

A lot of my Facebook friends from home are Trump supporters. I don’t really believe anything I could have shared online would have changed any of their minds, but I wonder whether I should have at least been trying.

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Interesting Times

Interesting Times

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Like saying someone is “late” when they’re dead, “interesting” is a nice, sanitized way to describe change, upheaval, and conflict. No one wants to live in volatile times. Yet, in the past, “interesting times” generally resulted in progress.

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Meeting Alex Coleman

Meeting Alex Coleman

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Like all places that are better than many, it’s easy to overlook the ways that you’re not.” –Dr. Alex Coleman

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9-Man: An Immigrant’s Ball Game

9-Man: An Immigrant’s Ball Game

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

This isn’t your typical picnic volleyball game, which usually ends up being a sad imitation of the actual sport anyway.

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Do you hear what I hear?

Do you hear what I hear?

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mr. Drumpf you don’t fight for us. But we don’t need you to. What we need is an America that sees us and an America that hears us.

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Radical Islamic Feminism

Radical Islamic Feminism

| February 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

“It is this female profile, with a strong personality, blossoming, sincere and of a great bravery that the Qur’an evokes, and not that of an inevitably oppressed, retiring woman and an eternal victim.”

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37 Ways I Feel Conflicted About BuzzFeed

37 Ways I Feel Conflicted About BuzzFeed

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

I have a love-hate relationship with BuzzFeed.

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