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Why I Almost Chose an Arranged Marriage

“For as long as I can remember, I wanted to get married. A huge part of this desire was most certainly Disney movies and romantic comedies, where a dorky bookworm like me takes off her glasses, becomes beautiful, and weds the hunk everyone else covets. Another part was that getting married felt like an escape from my own dysfunctional family, where I’d be whisked far away and have a chance to build a new life with someone who actually loved and respected me.” For Wear Your Voice Mag, August 2016.

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Why This Feminist Ended Her Game of Thrones Boycott — And Was Surprised by Season Six

“After Game of Thrones aired its first episodes of season six, I began to receive whispers from my own network of sparrows telling me that it was like an entirely new monster had been born, but this time a feminist beast had emerged. Apparently, women were taking center stage and there was far less gratuitous female nudity and no sexual violence of any kind on camera.” For Wear Your Voice Magazine, July 2017.

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A Woman of Color Author’s ​12 Favorite Novels by Other Women of Color Writers

“As an avid consumer of books and especially fiction, over the years I’ve developed a special shelf of particularly beautiful and inspiring works by women of color that help me not only walk around in another woman’s experiences, but also situate my own culturally and ethnically fluid self within a canon of women writers. Being a half American and half Sri Lankan Third Culture Kid — and a woman of color author myself — who has lived in 13 countries and 18 cities around the world in her 30-something years, I’m drawn to stories that negotiate race and culture in distinct and sensitive ways, and each of these books brings something unique to the cultural table.” For Wear Your Voice Magazine, July 2016.

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Shame Withers in Sunlight: An Open Letter to the Stanford Rape Survivor

The powerful victim impact statement released by the Stanford rape survivor inspired me to write my own. My first piece for Wear Your Voice Magazine, published in June 2016.

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Why Everyone Should Thank Donald Trump

“Donald Trump and his citizen minions have forever changed the perception of the United States both inside and outside, and no matter who gets elected president this year or in the future, the damage Trump has done is irrevocable.” My 29th article for Huffington Post.