"My tattoos teach me how to own myself, to shape my figure into who I want to be, not the person anyone else expects. My new curves make me feel solid and present in my body like I’ve never felt before, fierce and strong. And now all I need is a sparkling plus-size sari to pour all this fabulousness into." For Wear Your Voice Mag, August 2016.
"And in the exposing of vulnerability, of pain, of such great loss, is the seeking for answers why. Why did this happen? Where did they go now that they're gone? Are they safe? Are they at peace? Why not me? Why did I survive and others didn't? Is there a purpose behind it all?" My 20th piece for HuffPost, published in December 2015.
As a public service for those not in the know, here are a few tips on how to talk to and behave around heavily tattooed people.
I don't need to push a child out of my vagina to be a real woman. My first article for Huffington Post.
From Trayvon Martin to Shaima Alawadi, walking while brown is dangerous business.