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A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self

Tomorrow, another year older and I’ll be travelling deeper into my twenties (still very much foreign land). I’ve seen posts like this before, even books and I’ve always wanted to do one. 1,084 more words


Pride: What are we proud of again?

It’s that time of year again. Happy Pride week, folks.

All around the country, cities are breaking out their rainbow flags and preparing to honor the LGBTQIAA community with their brightly colored parade floats and police sanctioned partying. 615 more words

Personal Pieces

I write because...

My soul travels in time, in the silence of the night, in the billowing of the wind.
My soul travels to places I can never go in this lifetime, 173 more words


Against All Odds

Youth is imagined, by both adults and youth themselves, as a time filled with rallies, crazy nights, and a rushing feeling of immortality that fuels it all. 354 more words

Personal Pieces

The politics of underpaying yoga teachers, Part II

My last piece received a lot of feedback – all of it welcome and valuable. What strikes me is the correlation between who responded, what their positionality to this work is, and what they therefore made of my commentary. 1,207 more words

Whitewashing Myself

Foreword from the Editors:

This is a featured post written by our own Shaakirah Iqbal, originally for her personal blog, which you can find here… 867 more words

Caledonian Women

Oh, the irony! The politics of underpaying fitness instructors

“That’ll be $20.”

This is what the front desk lady says to me when I drop into the 3:30 yoga class. I no longer teach at studios, for philosophical differences as much as grad school scheduling challenges. 1,258 more words