Where I’m Writing These Days (Other Than In Notebooks)

Where I’m Writing These Days (Other Than In Notebooks)

It’s strange that after a decade and a half of keeping my blog and collected writings here at Zuzu’s Petals I don’t regularly post here anymore. There’s a good reason, though: I prefer to get paid for my essays rather than give them away for free now. 🙂

The full list of my published pieces, updated as soon as I publish something new, can be found here.

I’m a staff writer over at intersectional feminist media outlet Wear Your Voice Magazine, and I’m covering South Asian issues, feminism, and pop culture. You can follow my feed here.

My Huffington Post page can be found here, although for the complete list of my published HuffPost pieces see here.

The best way to get updates on when I’ve published something new is by following my Facebook page and turning on notifications since I mainly use it for those announcements.

You can also follow my Twitter feed, but my new article announcements can tend to get buried under a mound of politics there.

In Spring 2017 a book of my published essays — from 2007-2016 — is finally out. Snag your copy of Eclectopedia Vol. One: Essays On All the Topics on Amazon or in any other online bookseller. The ebook is exclusively available for Kindle.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you over at Wear Your Voice or HuffPost!

Cheers,

Zuzu

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The Discreet Anti-authoritarianism of Leche Libre’s Edgy Breastfeeding Wear

The Discreet Anti-authoritarianism of Leche Libre’s Edgy Breastfeeding Wear

“Frustrated by the lack of alternative options for stylish breastfeeding mothers after the birth of her own children, Chicago-based former art restorer Andrea Newberry took to the Internet, taught herself to sew, and started her own line of edgy wear for the punk rock mom. Leche Libre is a Mad Max version of post-maternity wear, and cool enough that even non-breastfeeding women are drawn to her unique designs. I had a chance to chat with Newberry over email about her journey from post-partum to fashion designer, and then some.” Read full post.

Internal And External Displacement: Immigration, Mental Illness, and Netflix’s River

Internal And External Displacement: Immigration, Mental Illness, and Netflix’s River

“Immigration doesn’t only externally displace a person from familiar surroundings, language, and culture, it also internally displaces us into a cultural and linguistic limbo that at times can be a horror to navigate. Lives become split into befores and afters, and even if you inhabit a closely-knit immigrant community, immigration forces us into liminal existences often on the social and cultural margins that create perceived differences between us and them, and even causes ruptures between us and the homeland that grow more and more apparent the longer one lives outside.” My 35th article for HuffPost, published in July 2016. Read full post.

Towards A Sociology Of Turkish Food: Zeynep Kilic’s Tables of Istanbul

Towards A Sociology Of Turkish Food: Zeynep Kilic’s Tables of Istanbul

“While food is one of the two fundamental pillars of human survival — water being the other — how often do we stop to think about food in a socio-cultural sense? For Zeynep Kilic, sociology professor, Fulbright Scholar, and Turkish transplant in Alaska, Turkish food has been the link between her new world in the US and her upbringing in Turkey…” My 34th article for HuffPost, and my first feature for HuffPost Taste. Read full post.