Category Archives: love

Terms of Endearment in Pashto

Below are the many different ways to address the person you love – in Pashto. Needless to say, I’m missing many words, so please free to suggest more. These are the ones I use with my nephews and niece. Yes, … Continue reading

Posted in Afghans, beauty, being human, Death to patriarchy, love, Pashto, Pashtuns | 6 Comments

Doing Feminism: on self love and raising a feminist niece

Here’s how a conversation between me and 5-year-old Kashmala, my niece, went a few weeks ago. Kashmala, as we were face-timing: Let’s watch Youtube songs! Can you pleeeeeeeeeeeeease put on that song “Beautiful”? It’s my faaaaaaveeerite!

Posted in beauty, being human, Death to patriarchy, family, feminism, gender, I can't believe this needs to be said out loud, Kashmala, love, self-talk, society, why we need feminism | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

One Month After the Peshawar Attack – a song celebrating Pakistani children

It was exactly one month ago (December 16, 2014 – #NeverForget!) that well over 170 children were killed in the attack in a Peshawar school called Army Public School. (I know the media, including Pakistani media, is claiming that 130 … Continue reading

Posted in beauty, being human, God, human rights, love, Music, Pakistan, Pashtuns, violence in this world | Tagged , , | 33 Comments

On female friendships – and death to patriarchy

The last several months, I’ve been thinking a lot about friendships (and love and stuff). I’ve grown to love my friends, I’ve gotten closer to the ones I was already close to–’cause life and shit teaches you to keep the … Continue reading

Posted in being human, Death to patriarchy, feminism, friendships, gender, I can't believe this needs to be said out loud, Just stop, love, Muslim feminists, society | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Nail Polish and Make-Up Daddies and Granddaddies

This topic has come up a couple of times in the past week or so. Especially because I would agree with anyone who says we need to see more men like this in the media; it needs to be pointed … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments