Culture

As we navigate the various spheres of our lives, we are confronted with the general attitudes, beliefs and ignorances that define our society—this is how we process and react.

Facing Yesterday

I was afraid. It was as simple and as complicated as that. It hit me with the force of a storm, two days ago....

The ‘H’ Word

Not too long ago, I found an old iPod of mine that I hadn't used since about 2007. After charging it up, I started...

Maybe Other People’s Lives Don’t Matter

As it turns out, turning twenty didn’t actually make me much less like a teenager. At 18, I really did think of myself as discerning...

Why I Was a Closeted Muslim

I still stumble when someone asks me for my name. "Nur" means "Light of God," in Arabic. It's a very Muslim name—in fact, one of...

Yes, I love God. No, I’m not an idiot

I’ve always envied people with spiritual certainty. See, I was raised in an unquestionably Christian household—my parents were compassionate, giving, and disciplined in their...

Easy Love

I fall in love every fifteen minutes. I can’t help it; I can’t wait at a traffic light to cross the street without falling...

Minority² – The Black Jew Balancing Act

  “It’s Beyoncé’s birthday.” “So what? I’m sitting Shiva for Joan.” “Ugh. Why can’t you make both sides work?” This was an actual conversation my best friend and...