FWD: Lament The Microaggressions

Some of my colleagues and I received an e-mail from the Diversity and Inclusion committee at my workplace, also my alma mater, titled “FWD: Policy on microaggressions”, asking for feedback. I read the few pages, and all the microaggressions my family, my friends, and I have been subject to (and we too may subject those…

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I Need To Be Thin: A Psychosocial Perspective

Of all the women I’ve known and loved, there is an underlying effort that is, for the most part, unsaid. Among the bravest of us, a few voices on body-image dissatisfaction have started to ring in the air and find their place in the research and literature around the pressure for women to be thin.…

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The Perfect Percent

On red hot mornings, we drink masala chai. As the sun rises, we rise with it. Vendors trudge through the bustling streets with a vigor unlike any other. The sound of car horns and restless rush hour victims echo through the ivory walls. Downstairs, my aunts are ringing bells inside the pooja room and the…

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