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Musings

The Utility of Rejection

Before ‘ally fatigue’ set in, back when brands across the globe believed in earnest that the best way to demonstrate their solidarity with marginalized groups was to post a black square on Instagram, or combat racism by renaming the ‘master bedroom’ the ‘main bedroom’ (not…

Cousins: The Culinary Verzuz We All Deserve

Happy World Food Day! I love food. I love the taste of it; the sight of it; the preparation of it, and (when I could) the smell of it. I love how thousands of years of human history  - wars, migration, accidental discoveries and stingily…

Black Is King and We All Squabbling Like Peasants

“…you engaged with that tweet while demonstrating a woeful lack of comprehension…Have a good day.” My husband looked up from his work, amused as I finished firing off a missive, shut my laptop and rubbed my temples. What now, he wanted to know. I launched…

The Mind Of Malaka: A Decade In Retrospect

Today is the 23rd of November, 2019, and officially marks the tenth year since the creation of MOM. ...I know, right? How many cell phones have you powered through in that amount of time. I almost didn’t acknowledge this milestone, but my BFFFL – Nana…