Pre-talk annoyances and how that’s strengthening my talk

I’m doing a talk on battling unconscious bias for an internal work conference.  I’m super stoked about it.  I’ve been unknowingly compiling resources on this for a long time.  I’ve Read More …

A productive weekend

This weekend was the first weekend in a long time that I feel like I’ve finally been able to get started catching up with life.  It’s weird — it was Read More …

The Good, The Bad, and The Lumpy

Since I last wrote in my blog two months ago, a lot of things have happened.  I got married!  I taught a couple classes for the next round of the Read More …

Resetting the reading list

My bedside table had over two dozen books and three dozen comics on it.  There are probably over 100 more unread books throughout the apartment.  10-year-old me would have never Read More …

Three years in tech

I’m almost at three years in the tech industry!  I moved to St. Louis at the beginning of February in 2012.  I started my first programming job shortly thereafter in Read More …

Experiences of a former hijabi

Today is World Hijab Day, at least that’s what I hear on Twitter.  People have been celebrating it in different ways, but I read one tweet that encouraged people to Read More …

In defense of planned parenthood

I was 19 when I first when to Planned Parenthood.  I didn’t have insurance.  I was newly married.  You can’t really be expected to keep your legs shut when you’re Read More …

2015 in review

Every year, I think about writing up a review of the past year, and this is the first year that I’ve actually done it!  2015 was a crazy year filled Read More …

Culturally Muslim

In December, a lot of my pseudo-Christian friends get really excited about Christmas.  I didn’t understand why people would celebrate a traditionally religious holiday if they weren’t really religious themselves.  Read More …

Brown Girl <3 White Guy

Every couple of months, someone asks me for advice on how to deal with their interracial, interreligion relationship.  Usually, it’s a brown Muslim girl who is dating a white Christian Read More …