If you’re like most of the smart, kind, politically invested white people I know, you’ve been watching recent events via the Internet and the news and thinking, “I am very informed on these circumstances right now, but I don’t know what I can DO.”
date rape
There’s no nail polish, lip gloss, or self-defense class that can guarantee someone physically stronger than you won’t feel entitled to your body.
Just hours earlier, I was at one of the finest hotels in the city, handling celebrity talent at a Emmy Awards Gifting Suite.
There was the time when students laughed at me for wearing a head-wrap to class, and one teacher approached me and asked if I was wearing a Thai skirt on my head.
Some of the headlines you might have missed, neatly summarized.

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How could someone believe in a god when there’s no hard evidence supporting his existence? That’s a question I’m asked more often than I care to think about.
mental illness
There are millions of perfectly functioning, vibrant people out there who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
I was prepared to find a little more trolling and negativity on my article than I’d originally received. What I was not prepared for, was to see my happy smiling face on a white supremacist website.
How do I broach this subject with a guy without turning them off?
Although I was Somali and Muslim just like everyone else, it seemed as though everything about me screamed “not from here."
mental health
It’s no more selfish or cowardly to suffer from depression—to be killed by depression—than to die from lupus.
My own attempts to challenge sexism within the sport have often been met with hostility. TRIGGER WARNING: descriptions of domestic and sexual assault.
Talking to people on Twitter about Mike Brown and what’s happening in Ferguson right now, I’ve noticed (again) how easily folks get distracted when Black people are murdered by the police.
Frequently, when people who know about my accident ask me if it hurts still, I deflect or spew platitudes and just say, “Oh, you know.” I don’t say that physical discomfort has been a near constant companion.
The problem with being anxious is that monotony is your only option.

Aug 22, 2014 at 5:00pm | 27 comments

Some of the headlines you might have missed, neatly summarized.

Aug 22, 2014 at 12:30pm | 65 comments

I can't imagine how we could ever live together with all the Jewish rules that he knows nothing about and has no obligation to follow.
I’ve lost count of how many white editors have asked me to write about Ferguson. My first answers were along the lines of “I’ll try if I can stop crying,” or “I really don’t have much to say beyond THIS IS HORRIBLE.”

Aug 21, 2014 at 2:00pm | 87 comments

breat reduction
Once everything finally healed, my boobs didn’t look normal at all. I looked I’d been put back together using modeling clay.
the frisky
These stylish women were wonderfully put together for work and play, and danced to a soundtrack of music more powerful and raw than what I’d been listening to at the time.

Aug 21, 2014 at 11:30am | 56 comments

Time and time again, straight dudes let me down.

Aug 21, 2014 at 10:00am | 358 comments

I love most of my clients, but like any service job, you’ll inevitably get some dicks in the mix.
All the headlines you might have missed, neatly summarized.

Aug 20, 2014 at 12:30pm | 29 comments