143Vinly.com: Represent!

What brown crafter doesn’t love a deal? Exactly. I discovered this online store through the YouTube Channel Makers Gonna Learn. I tried them out and I was floored at how much cheaper I could get everything for my Cricut Explore Air 2 (should have gotten a Maker *MAJOR SOB*) compared to Michaels and Jo-Ann–even duringContinue reading “143Vinly.com: Represent!”

Eid Lord of the Rings Spoof

This was a random WhatsApp forward in my Muslim WhatsApp groups (#BrownPeople). But WHAT IS IT? and most importantly, WHO MADE IT? This is absolutely brilliant and genius! For some context, Muslims celebrate Eid based on the end of the lunar month, which requires spotting a crescent moon. There are various approaches and unnecessary controversyContinue reading “Eid Lord of the Rings Spoof”

What I’m Reading in Ramadan 2022

What is my current reading list during Ramadan this year? I’ve taken all texts that aren’t of a sacred nature off of the table for this special month, but I do have a line-up of things I’m planning to read. Yaqeen Institute Day of Judgement Series This is the series I’ve watched during Ramadan forContinue reading “What I’m Reading in Ramadan 2022”

Encanto: Family Communication Styles (Therapist Analysis)

I loved the film Encanto and immediately after I watched it, I did what my siblings and I normally do: I texted them asking them which characters they thought each one of us was. Just recently, I listened to this discussion of the film from a Marriage and Family Therapist about different family communication styles/rolesContinue reading “Encanto: Family Communication Styles (Therapist Analysis)”

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”

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!!”

Bhangra Shuffle: BFunk x The Williams Fam

Bhangra + shuffle–need I say more?! This would be a great example to show high school students when discussing cultural appropriation. When a person from a marginalized culture invites you into their cultural space, it flips the script and allows the people who belong to the privileged group to appreciate a different culture instead ofContinue reading “Bhangra Shuffle: BFunk x The Williams Fam”

Desi Women Slaying: Mindy Kaling’s Diwali Party was Lit

Seeing pictures from Mindy Kaling’s Diwali party on Instagram gave me the indescribable feeling of watching your Desi friends get together and kill it. Pride? Happiness? Giddiness, even? Like when my Desi friend used to show me pictures of some Desi function or the other that she went to, the two of us huddled togetherContinue reading “Desi Women Slaying: Mindy Kaling’s Diwali Party was Lit”