Note to their pediatric physician

My daughter does not have to be the one to help around the house. You can direct the same request to my son sitting right beside me. The rampant patriarchy that is so entrenched in our community needs to stop. Our own internalized misogyny, regurgitated on the new feminists of the world needs to cease.…

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Be what you what, who cares what they say?

Black sheep, by the time they’re my age, reach a certain level of IDGAF to the nay sayers and pooh poohers.  Eyeliner too thick?  I lay it on thicker.  Outfit a little too inappropriate?  I make sure the skirt is a little more leather, heel a little too teetering, plastic flower in my hair, dancing…

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New rules to tell the children

Offend people, try and offend as many as you can. See when you lose count, make it a game. Be deemed unacceptable, scandalous. Walk the line just outside societal mores.) Curse at will, whistle, spit don’t sit properly or upright, don’t smile (especially if you’re told to), don’t be polite or ladylike (unless that is…

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Cupcakes and mangoes.

There are but a handful grocery stores that are real grocery stores. And even then, they’re not all encompassing Shoprites, or Wegmans or Whole Foods. My Indian expat friends (in the States) used to tell me that you get the freshest produce in India and that’s true, but it’s grown in the shit by the…

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