Ramadan Goodies from BTR to You

RAMADAN MUBARAK to Muslim readers out there! Here are some of the publications I’ve put together or helped create/push through the publication process this Ramadan that I’d love to share with BTReaders. Graphics by Me I do dabble in graphic design sometimes. I’m not great by any means. Ramadan Macro-Planners can be downloaded for personalContinue reading “Ramadan Goodies from BTR to You”

ColourPop x Avatar: The Last Airbender

Thank you to my wonderful friend, Nabila, for sharing the exciting collab between ColourPop and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Did I want to buy the whole collection? Yes. Did I? No, thankfully I have more self control than that. That said, as you can see from my order, my poison when it comes to makeupContinue reading “ColourPop x Avatar: The Last Airbender”

Been Missing Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act?

I just listened to this interview with Hasan Minhaj at a radio station in New York. If you’ve been missing The Patriot Act by Hasan Minhaj like me, this is something great to listen to! Listening to this interview reminds me of why his comedy is so intelligent and aware. I can’t wait for thisContinue reading “Been Missing Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act?”

“A Brown Muslim,” Recent Reads, and Current Events

In today’s podcast episode, I read “A Brown Muslim,” a sample personal essay that I wrote for the assignment I created (Racial Identity Autobiography Personal Essay & Artwork) for Dava Shastri’s Last Day. I also cover some of my Recent Reads and Current Events. DSLD Assignment: “A Brown Muslim“ & “1000+56 Words” The first assignmentContinue reading ““A Brown Muslim,” Recent Reads, and Current Events”

Dava Shastri’s Last Day, Ch. 5 (Part 1)

Check out the second podcast episode on Dava Shastri’s Last Day! I’m continuing reading this book and in this episode, I dive a bit deeper into the text as the story progresses. This episode covers the first two segments of Chapter 5 (“Force of Nature”) which are told from Arvie and Sandi’s perspectives, respectively. FindContinue reading “Dava Shastri’s Last Day, Ch. 5 (Part 1)”

Dava Shastri’s Last Day, Chs. 1-4

Check out my first podcast episode at my site brownteacherreads.com, as well as on my Podbean website (also the PodBean app) or Apple Podcasts (Brown Teacher Reads). Join me as I read Dava Shastri’s Last Day. This is the current pick (Feb 2022) for Lilly’s Library, Lilly Singh’s reading club. I’m discussing my first impressionsContinue reading “Dava Shastri’s Last Day, Chs. 1-4”

Lilly’s Library-I Have Been Waiting!!

When I found out that Lilly Singh was launching a new project to celebrate South Asian stories, I was way too excited. Like, start screaming loudly to yourself excited and alarm your family members excited 🙂 I’m hoping this will be an awesome initiative which gains a good amount of traction due to Lilly’s fame.Continue reading “Lilly’s Library-I Have Been Waiting!!”

Huda Beauty’s Rose Quartz Palette is a Disappointment for Brown Skin Tones

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Huda Beauty. I love Huda Kattan. When I got married in December 2014, I remember my makeup artist pulling out Desert Dusk (I didn’t know what it was then) and thinking–wow, that palette is like a…shaadi palette. This is any color any makeup artist could need for any shaadi outfit. That’sContinue reading “Huda Beauty’s Rose Quartz Palette is a Disappointment for Brown Skin Tones”