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I Want to Be a Bad Bitch Cat of the Bronx

Ode to Bodega Cats In the window of my grandfather’s corner store, a cat dressed in my hijab. I feed her titans  of war, pluck Muhammed Ali out her chest wound,   sharpen her a legend in the lake at midnight.  Outside, a wave of Yemeniyat beat a man    after he gropes someone’s daughter in the crowded street. They do it all in abayas.  Full-veiled niqabs. Unstoppable ninjas with    a hundred power-ups. And I know each...

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Are You Truly Listening to Inclusion Conversations?

We all walk through life gathering a variety of perspectives because our experiences and interactions are not identical to everyone else’s. These diverse lenses are what make life rich and full when we can stretch to see beyond ourselves. But these diverse lenses are what also lead to disagreements because it’s frustrating when others don’t feel or see things the same as we do, right? Black Lives Matter (BLM), LGBTQ, and feminism...