#14: 'We talk about Palestine as an abstract idea, not about Palestinian people'
#13: 'As Afghan women, we begin to fight within our family, then our workplace, then society'
#12: 'White feminism created the myth that Muslim men are inherently more violent'
#11: 'I am stateless, and I carry that with me wherever I go'
#10: "Islam doesn’t speak, they speak for Islam."
#9: “What is grief if not love persevering?”
#8: 'It's not okay to break into someone's home, kill them and take that house. Why do I have to explain that?'
Some changes around here (and a big thank you, reader!)
#7: 'I look for examples of queerness in Iran's 19th century Qajar dynasty'
#6: How to help with earthquake relief efforts
#5: 'A unique trauma accompanies being Armenian because the genocide is still denied by most of the world'
#4: 'I'd always railed against the idea of tradition. But maybe tradition is the thing that holds you while you question it'
#3: "There's no such thing as cool music. What makes music cool is your connection to it"
#2: "When you take care of yourself, it's also political. It's an act of resistance"
#1: “I became vegetarian when I was nine... unheard of in a Middle Eastern family”