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Thriving With Bipolar Disorder

“You need to lower your expectations for your life.” By the time I first heard this, I had already graduated from law school, passed the bar exam, earned a master’s in public health and published my first book. I was 29 years old. (Click to keep reading.)

A Message from Your Muslim Neighbors

As someone who writes about the news, I can't exactly ignore it. Still, lately, I have been tempted.....This week, overwhelmed by the national news, I sent out the following message on my neighborhood chat under the subject "From Your Muslim Neighbors"... READ MORE

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Bad Muslim?

I don't speak Arabic. I rarely pray more than once a day. I don't cover my hair. I curse. I sing. I dance. I paint my nails. I sport spaghetti straps. I love dogs. And if pork and alcohol didn't smell so nasty to me, I'd have no trouble consuming either. I have jokingly called myself a "bad Muslim" in the past on account of all of this, but that stops today... READ MORE

Listening to Domestic Violence Through a Wall

“Bitch, I’m gonna kill you!” he yelled, so loudly that it woke us up in the apartment next door. There were no more words after that. The bangs and crashes spoke for themselves. (Read more)

Why Ben Carson Cannot Be President

... I have no doubt that Dr. Carson is a fantastic surgeon, and I highly encourage him to keep doing what he's good at, what made him famous, what made him loved and what kept him far too busy--presumably and understandably--to read the United States Constitution. (Read more)

A Persian in Therapy

My people don’t do psychotherapy. We have friends. We have families. We have pharmacies. Paying strangers to listen to our problems isn’t our style. (Read More)

H&M: Where Pseudo-Sustainability Meets Diversity Porn

...I highly doubt H&M has any interest in true diversity or feminist liberation. H&M is a multinational company, and its interest is in maximizing profits. If you don’t believe me, just ask Human Rights Watch or any of the Cambodian women or children H&M has employed for next to nothing. (Read more)

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