Muslims Mobilize to Boycott Israeli Dates During Ramadan

Featured Illustration: Soufeina Tuffix We are nearing the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Our religious holiday as Muslims is trademarked by dates; the sweet, fleshy fruit that we break our fasts with every evening. With that consumption comes a dirty little secret — many of us are (unknowingly) eating dates that support human…

Read More

Body Positivity: Developing True Self-Esteem

Featured Illustrations: Rocío Montoya Body image refers to the way people look at themselves and others. It is correlated to the way one perceives their appearances, the way they see their body in regards to height, shape, and weight, and the way one feels within their body. A positive body image involves truly accepting one’s…

Read More

Stop Asking People to Reach Out When They Are In a Mental Health Crisis

Featured Image: Tim Mossholder Every day we see social media posts like: “If you’re feeling depressed, message me”, “Please reach out to me whenever you feel like talking”, “If you’re thinking about taking your own life, call me. I am here for you”, and countless others. Likewise, if we ever come to know that somebody…

Read More

Embrace Her Lead: On Uplifting Women

Twelve. Age twelve was the first time that I was bullied for the color of my skin. I clearly remember running back home from the bus stop evening after evening, and crying to my mother until all of the energy was drained out of my body. Though I don’t have many memories of my middle…

Read More

Journey of the Adopted Self

Featured Image: Lacie Slezak This birthed body Put upon the library shelf. Fiction or non-           The perpetual, rhetorical question.   They selected me  From the self-help section. Checked me out –            The librarian peering over the rim of rosary-red glasses.   The first few chapters…

Read More