Category Archives: Feminism

“Arabs are the worst.”

I want to share an experience I had yesterday with all of you. Right before I taught a yoga class, someone who does not know me at all began a conversation with me. She mentioned that she was a schoolteacher … Continue reading

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25 Things I Love About Myself

It’s my birthday today, so I’m all about that self-love good good right now. After years of intense longing and yearning to the point of self-abuse for a differently shaped body as a teenager, I now see my body more … Continue reading

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Way Overdue Praise for Beyonce’s Eponymous Album

I’ve been loving on Beyonce’s most recent, self-titled album since it came out toward the end of last year. “XO” and “Superpower” (a collaborative track with Frank Ocean, another love of mine) have been staples on my playlists for class. … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Q-106 & Country Radio Stations Everywhere: If You Value Women’s Lives, Please Stop Playing “Redneck Crazy”

I see I have some explaining to do. I’m going to have to admit to listening to (and liking) country music before I get any farther. As a young woman of Middle Eastern descent who grew up first-generation American in the … Continue reading

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5 Reasons I Wasn’t That Pissed When My Friends Made Me Watch Frozen

A couple weeks ago, I found myself in a little living room on a bone-chillingly cold Wisconsin winter day with a bunch of my friends, watching Disney’s latest animated film, Frozen. Yeah, picture it. A room full of yuppie quarter-century-old women, a … Continue reading

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San Fermin – Sonsick

My friend Paige sent me this playlist the other day. I listened to it while I relaxed last night after teaching back-to-back hot classes & stumbled across this song. I like the lyrics a lot: I found me a hopeless … Continue reading

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HAIM – The Wire

  I am loving this song right now & can’t stop playing it in my classes. It doesn’t help that the band is made up of three awesome sisters  & the video challenges traditional relationship gender roles by portraying men … Continue reading

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10 ways to be better in 2014

1. move more. take more yoga classes. seek out new teachers. run more. maybe another half marathon. maybe not. come spring, hike again. nix the phone. leash the dog. go for miles. take long slurps of fresh air. stop at a … Continue reading

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