Update on 100 things

My quest to do 100 things in a short amount of time was cut short due to a traumatic experience. The physical and mental anguish it caused increased my need for both self-care and medical attention. I do not feel comfortable discussing the event at this time. I just wanted to make it clear that … Continue reading Update on 100 things

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Meet the artists who showed at LA’s Art Hearts Fashion 2015

Art Hearts Fashion explores the connection between fashion and other visual arts, and this year's representatives did not disappoint. All photos by Zhara Ali (Twitter, Instagram.) Sham Ibrahim A couple years ago, there was Style Fashion Week. The same people, Erik Rosete and Sarah Whitaker, were producing the event. They invited me and a bunch of … Continue reading Meet the artists who showed at LA’s Art Hearts Fashion 2015

Affected by the North Dakota oil boom? Al Jazeera wants to share your story

After seeing this website, Al Jazeera is hoping to interview individuals that have been affected by violence towards Native women during the North Dakota oil boom. This includes victims, activists, and anyone else in North Dakota who wishes to share their stories. Of course, there is absolutely no pressure to share your experiences if you … Continue reading Affected by the North Dakota oil boom? Al Jazeera wants to share your story

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George Zimmerman Acquitted of Murder, Manslaughter in Trayvon Martin case

Op/Ed by Rachel Knight George Zimmerman was acquitted. Look. I’m an investigative journalist. Most of my assignments involve racism. I’ve seen a lot of shameless, grotesque actions made by individuals and large groups. The George Zimmerman incident still shocks me. He was even acquitted of manslaughter. How does that happen? Tonight I’ve heard people say, … Continue reading George Zimmerman Acquitted of Murder, Manslaughter in Trayvon Martin case

Sexism towards Portia de Rossi following “Arrested Development” reprisal

Arrested Development was recently reprised after a seven-year hiatus. A new season featuring the original cast was posted in its entirety to Netflix on Sunday. Actress Portia de Rossi returned to her role as Lindsay Bluth Fünke, showing the minor changes in appearance typical after seven years of aging and new fashion trends. Many Arrested Development fans … Continue reading Sexism towards Portia de Rossi following “Arrested Development” reprisal

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Niqābs don’t hide womanhood; Western implements do

Certainly this op/ed will be a lot more about bras than it will be about Islamic garments. However, it is interesting that women who choose to obscure their bodies are demonized by cultures who do the same, albeit in an entirely different way. For reasons that I would argue are far less important than religious … Continue reading Niqābs don’t hide womanhood; Western implements do