it has been an interesting year being American or rather contemplating "what am I?" [because I've mentioned before, "I'm from New York" never sufficed] too foreign for my mother-land too "FOB*" to be from here so what I am was lost somewhere between land, water, and the sky I am a woman I am an… Continue reading for your 241st birthday-
thoughts & reflections from attending the Millennial Engagement Conference (MCON)
Background: International Centre for Diarrheaol Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) is a research institution "committed to solving public health problems facing low- and middle-income countries through innovative scientific research – including laboratory-based, clinical, epidemiological and health systems research." I am a bit ashamed to admit that just a few months ago, I questioned who would to… Continue reading “Dui-ti shontaner beshi noy…”[“Not more than 2 children…”]
-Nayyirah Waheed we live in a society that benefits from our self-doubt. a society where loving oneself is a rebellious act. it has been my biggest revolution yet, and i still haven't won. loving oneself is a practice. thus, "farzanaism"--the practice of being myself. ❤️loveyourselfeveryday Much love, FK.
Yesterday as I got out of the Metro station, I realized a man holding a clipboard awkwardly smiling at me standing in my way... My brain was too slow to realize that he was one of those fundraising people and I got swooped up into an introductory conversation with him after asking me for a… Continue reading Farzana…a lady in leopard print in a jungle!