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In 'Gilt,' Raena Shirali Asks: "What Does America Demand of My Brown Body?"

Raena Shirali’s debut poetry collection Gilt is an altar wrought in gold and black: to conflict; to tradition and its alienation; to the American South and the way it erodes the female body; to expectations and the dark ecstasy of falling short. 825 more words



“What if this darkness is not the darkness of the tomb, but the darkness of the womb?”

Valarie Kaur

Before you read below, be sure to check out our podcast on Hate Crimes linked above that inspired this blog post. 920 more words

The Feminist’s Bookshelf: Women’s History Month Edition

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, I’ve compiled a list of books that were written by women and/or feature strong female characters. 835 more words


The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Has it ever happened to you that you start reading a book and feel like the story has taken you into itself like a dream-like trance? 439 more words

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Sean Spicer Threatens Indian-American: "Such a Great Country that Allows You to be Here."

This video says a lot.  Watch it.  Whether or not you agree with the line or tone of questioning, it’s quite telling that Sean Spicer opines on whether Indian-Americans are “allowed” in this country in response. 194 more words


Indian American (Still) Means American

By Maya Homan

On Wednesday, February 22nd, Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, both engineers and immigrants from India, were at a bar in Olathe, Kansas. A man, Adam Purinton, approached them, using racial slurs and other insults, including asking them what visas they used, whether they were legal residents of the United States and calling them terrorists. 1,011 more words