Sonali and I sat down to discuss Hulu’s new original series Mrs. America, its eerie resemblance of today’s culture wars and why we still need an Equal Rights Amendment. Click on the image below to get in on the fun.
Our beloved Juana Clarisa Vera Birba has been called home. She is technically my “grandmother-in-law,” but from the moment I met her she’s been my abuelita, my Tita.
There are so many things I love about Tita. For example, her quirks – what she called “tiki-tikis.” She was unapologetic about them and turned them into ritual. Ours was the fact that she never learned my name. Every time I’d see her I’d ask: “Tita, como me llamo?”
“Ay, chica, esperate, no me digas,” she’d say, as if it were on the tip of her tongue. (more…)
Just two weeks after the new series Ramy debuted, Hulu has just announced that it’s been renewed for another season. Because there are so many reasons to watch it, I talked about it on Rising Up with Sonali and wrote about it for Ms. Magazine. Check them both out below. I’d love to hear your thoughts about the show! (more…)
It turns out I know a thing or two about my day job! Or at least the Public Relations Society of America thinks so, given they published my article on communicating to Gen Z! Check it out here: Social Strategy: Telling Stories That Matter for an Increasingly Influential Generation.
I’m thrilled to be speaking at the LA Times Festival of Books! The panel, entitled “Feminisms in Motion: Intersectional Voices for Social Change,” will take place Saturday, April 13, from noon–1 p.m., at USC. Attendance will require a ticket, which you can get the day of on-site for free, or as of April 7 for $1 online. The festival is an amazing gathering of book writers and book lovers.
And a glimpse of our panel:
I hope you can join us!
Join us this Thursday for a performance by Amitis Motevalli and a reading by Jessica Hoffmann, Mia Mingus and me! Books will be on sale for $20. The gallery space on campus is beautiful and the show that’s up right now–Somewhere in Between–is incredibly moving. See you there!
Join Daria, Jess and me for a discussion about LOUDmouth, make/shift and Feminisms in Motion. Tuesday, March 5, from 6–7 p.m at Cal State LA in the University-Student Union Los Angeles rooms.
Join us this Thurs. 1/31, from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at the Kellogg University Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona for Somewhere in Between, a poetry, prose and performance event. I’ll be reading an essay about growing up Arab American. See you there!