Posts in category "Social Justice"

Hijabi Update: Hard Truths

Hijabi Update:  Hard Truths
Right before I left the house last Saturday, the quiet voice in my head muttered, “Maybe you shouldn’t wear that.” I paused and looked in the mirror and sighed. I definitely needed to change. I was wearing a faded, tight peach-colored t-shirt and tan shorts that told the story of my day: I had been... Read more »

I Never

I Never
Mary Schmich from the Chicago Tribune had a nice column a few weeks ago about stuff she has never done or owned. It seemed like she won the are-you-kidding-me? race when she said she has never owned a microwave. However, her column made me realize that I have quite a few “I nevers” that may... Read more »

Hijabi Update: Messages

Hijabi Update:  Messages
I knew that the shit was gonna get real, but today was the first time that I actually jumped back from my mailbox in alarm. While I was getting the mail this afternoon, I found an envelope with an unfamiliar return address on it. It felt a little heavier than expected and I turned it... Read more »
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Hijabi Update: Getting my Under Scarf Game On

I’ve been wearing hijab for a month now and, for the most part, it has been kind of tough. And I’m not talking about all the side-eyes and weird passive aggressive crap from the alleged Christians in my life either. (Oh – and Jesus just texted me about this too and said y’all are ridiculous.)... Read more »

That Time When Dr. Miss Called out the Fucking Xenophobes

I’ll give you a one sentence abstract here and then you can decide if you want to keep reading: Your xenophobic bullshit is going to negatively impact your bottom line. Still here? Good for you. You must not be a bigot. Welcome, friend.   I work in a diverse community on the south side of... Read more »

Wearing Hijab

Wearing Hijab
  I realized this week that I would have a mental health advantage if I were to merge with an octopus. But before I develop this metaphor further, I need to share a (most likely incomplete) list of the concerns I’ve been carrying in my head: the repeal and non-existent replacement plan for the ACA... Read more »
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