Writings

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Indicting the System, Los Angeles Review of Books, February 2018

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My Brother Took His Own Life. Please Don’t Ask If He Left a Note, Bright Magazine, November 2017

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Chess Master: “Queen of Katwe” Is Disney’s Greatest Feat, Bitch, September 2017

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Honoring Petey’s Life: My Beloved Brother’s Eulogy and Obituary, August 2017

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Imperialist Feminism 101: “Megan Leavey” Uses War to Help White Women Figure Themselves Out, Bitch, June 2017

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Slavery Never Ended: Prison as Punishment in “13th”, Bitch, May 2017

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What’s Not Being Said About “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Ms., May 2017

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Take Back the Night: The Most Important Night of the Year, University Times, April 2017

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When Fashion Makes a Statement, Ms., April 2017

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Does the “Collateral Beauty” of Fatherhood Come at the Expense of Mothers?, Bitch, December 2016

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Oscar Contender “Jackie” Is Good, But Not Good Enough, Bitch, December 2016

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Loving v. White Anxiety: “Loving” Tells the Story of the Couple Who Challenged Racist Marriage Laws, Bitch, November 2016

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Life-Affirming Narratives: Author Randa Jarrar Talks Arab American Identity and Survival, Bitch, September 2016

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As Hollywood Turns Its Eyes to Cuba, Will the Island Be More Than Just a Prop?, Bitch, May 2016

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The Orientalist Narrative and Erasure in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” Bitch, March 2016

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After Your Great-Grandmother Tita, Exposition Review, March 2016

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New Documentary “Equal Means Equal” Exposes Why We Need an Equal Rights Amendment, Bitch, March 2016

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Questions I Would Have Preferred to Have Been Asked in My Thirties in Lieu of “Why Don’t You Want Kids?”, McSweeney’s, March 2016

Books

Less Is More: On Decluttering Our Lives & Writing, Women Who Submit, January 2016

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Stop Blaming the Alcoholic: What I’ve Learned from Being My Brother’s Health Advocate in a System Filled with More Stigma Than Compassion, Medium: The Development Set, December 2015

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New Film “Mustang” Explores Young Women’s Vitality—And Patriarchy’s Brutality, Bitch, December 2015

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Homeland Hacker Challenges Media Portrayals of Muslims, Al Jazeera, November 2015

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The High Stakes for “Quantico” and its South Asian Star, Bitch, October 2015

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From Producer Salma Hayek, “The Prophet” Focuses on the Political Power of Poetry, Bitch, August 2015

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16 Writers Take on the Stigma of Not Having Kids, Bitch, March 2015

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Katy Perry’s Extremely Straight Performance of “I Kissed a Girl” at the Super Bowl, Bitch, January 2015

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Jeannie’s American Dream: The Assimilation of an American Icon, Bitch (print edition), Winter 2015

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Passing as White, Flaming as Arab: Why Mixed-Heritage Arab American Women Writers Choose Not to “Pass” as White and Instead to “Flame” as Arab, Mizna (print), Volume 15, Issue 2, 2015

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Hello Kitty Is Not A Cat, But A Girl…Without a Voice, Role Reboot, August 2014

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The First TV Drama About an Arab American Family Debuts—And it’s Got Some Problems, BitchJune 2014
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Alice in TV Land, Bitch (print edition), Summer 2014

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Arab American Romantic Comedty “Detroit Unleaded Will Make You Shout, “Hell, Yeah!”, Bitch, May 2014

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How Is This Dutch Company Using a Harem to Sell Chocolate Milk?, Eutopia, April 2014

TV

Disney’s Missteps on “Alice in Arabia” Show the Need for Complex Muslim Characters on TV, Bitch, March 2014

Mother

The Moment I Became My Mother, Role Reboot, March 2014