The Anthem of the Stylish Muslim Woman

No matter who you are, what you do, how much money you make, or how curvy/tall/petite/small you are (or want to be) fashion can feel intimidating. I think this is especially true for Muslim women who wear hijab. No matter where we go we carry this announcement of faith around with us. And though it can feel incredibly empowering and superhero-like to know that a 1,400 year-old-religion is thriving among Muslim women who could otherwise be lost among the herds of cleavage and short-shorts, it can also be a little nerve-wracking....more
Thank you so much for giving this wonderful point of view.  I am not Muslim so I do not know ...more

An All White Emmy Awards Again

[Did you watch the Emmy awards over the weekend? Renee at Womanist Musings did... and she noticed that once again, the majority of the nominees were white. While, there were a few people of colors nominated, Renee says that's not enough. Read on to see why: --Grace] ...more

Do You Know What Gangnam Style is About?

By now, I'm sure you've heard of "Gangnam Style" the sensational YouTube video from Korean pop star Psy. The funky-tuxedoed singer has been featured on shows from Today to SNL and launched a thousand flash mobs. While Psy may be the first Asian to rocket to this level of stardom in America, Helen Lee of Urban Faith wonders if the song's social message has gotten lost in translation, leaving the pop star to be just another quirky one-hit wonder. Read on and tell us what you think... It’s fun....more

Mitt Romney Addresses Latino Voters on Univision

[Editor's Note: While the Presidential debates don't begin until October, Spanish language network Univision is getting things started by inviting both candidates to televised town hall meetings. GOP candidate Mitt Romney went first, and Fausta's Blog thinks these events are a good preview of the debates: --Grace] ...more
Doesn't anyone find it interesting that he just now decides to be interested in Hispanics? ...more

Do Interracial Relationships and Self-Hate Go Hand in Hand?

Recently, freelance writer Jenny An caused an online firestorm with her confessional essay I’m an Asian Woman and I Refuse to Ever Date an Asian Man for xoJane. But is it her defense of interracial dating or the way she defends it that's stirring up so much controversy?...more
@bellejarblog - and exactly how accepting are asian's of white's in their culture?  You talk ...more

The Glamourbaby Diaries Film: Self-Esteem For Asian American Women

The Glamourbaby Diaries is a film based on a writing program I created for Asian American women and women of color. It was shot and edited by Alexis Casson. By: Ruby VeridianoAbout two years ago, I came across an article on Essence Magazine written by Michelle Obama. It was a personal letter addressed to young African American women, a letter filled with compassion and guidance for the next female generation. Her words offered a road map for the journey ahead with knowledge that the world will look different for a woman of color....more
thanks for sharing this great resource for young girls who need role models on their own during ...more

Paul Frank Apologizes to Native Americans for Pow Wow Theme

Brands, take note! Paul Frank Industries was recently criticized by the Native American community over their "Dream Catchin' Powwow" party for Fashion's Night Out. Instead of dodging the question or issuing a vague non-apology, President of Paul Frank Industries Elie Dekel responded via email to Adrienne from Native Appropriations, and followed up with a phone call. Check out what Adrienne has to say: ...more
Excellent!  more

International Nanny Stories – from the Philippines, with Love

Yesterday, I talked about Beverly Hills Nannies and the stuff they go through with the parents they work for. And my wonderful friend Anne from the Belle Jar Blog asked me if I would talk a bit about the fact that while I may have it fairly good, many nannies in Toronto do not.These nannies are international. They are often not white. And they are here because they have no other choice....more
This saddens (and angers) me.  I will admit that I have a very strong reaction to the scenarios ...more

Holiday Noshing With Gluten Free Canteen

The holiest days of the Jewish calendar year, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are just around the corner. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins September 16, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins September 25. Though Yom Kippur is a time of fasting and reflection, Rosh Hashanah is a time to celebrate with a warm and wonderful holiday meal. ...more
 @Grace Hwang Lynch Yes -- absolutely! I share those good wishes!more

A Muslim American Reflects on the Benghazi Attack

Tuesday's attack on a U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya has shocked many Americans. And that often puts Muslim Americans in the difficult position of fielding questions from friends about why? As Amanda Mouttaki, a blogger at Multicultural Familia writes, she doesn't have any answers....more
Well said Alexash. And God bless these young ladies for taking a stand.more