There’s a religious ring to the language of appreciating public lands in America. But, as a South Asian woman and a first-generation immigrant, I am not a welcome pilgrim.
I am a Kenyan, an African, someone from the ‘global south.’ It is my job to prove I deserve to travel. It doesn’t matter how talented or smart or wealthy I or others like me are; we need a good passport.
In France, universal (or socialized) health care is half-NASA, half-MacGyver. And it works. I have to suspect the main objection to adopting the best healthcare system on the planet is just that it’s French.
The history of a counterculture colony that welcomed anarchists, nudists, exiled poets, and unconventional loners.
I could see it on some of the faces I met. It was that look of bewilderment or maybe even a mild disgust. The look conveyed an inability to understand my life of extravagance. It was a look that I knew all too well. . . . not from seeing it . . it was […]
“I was a gay boy, a black gay boy, in a place and time that seemingly eschewed everything I stood for.”
Holiday time is a fun time, and it becomes easy for us to decide what we should do and what should be avoided because it is a holiday. I do different things every time I get an opportunity to be free and get rid of the routine I am into. If you want to take […]
Notes from 2016’s Jerusalem Day, an Israeli national holiday.