Even with knowing most of the players in my family tree, I still don’t really know what genetic playground produced my hair.

Sep 19, 2014 at 12:00pm | 97 comments

cosmetics for women of color
Looking for good products for women of color is akin to searching for a single bronze needle in an ivory haystack.
The statement, "Oh I didn't even notice you were black. I don't see color," has been said to me on countless occasions. It’s patronizing and insulting.
hairy women
I’m an Iranian-American woman who grew up blessed with a genetic makeup that is the byproduct of thousands of years of evolution in which hairiness developed to somehow help my people better survive in their environment. I guess.

Dec 10, 2012 at 9:00am | 166 comments

While it's one thing to have your own family jokingly question your parentage, it's quite another when the questions come at you from strangers.

Mar 19, 2012 at 11:00am | 137 comments