I recently discovered a podcast called #GoodMuslimBadMuslim that was started towards the end of 2015 by Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh. Honestly, I've listened to only the first episode, but it sent me on a spiral of overthinking which sent me back to my blog. On a slight tangent, I was reading reviews for this … Continue reading How do we React to Representations of Muslims in the Media?
The Big Sick is a universally lauded film, which got a standing ovation at Sundance and has a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes (as of writing this at least). But haters gonna hate, right? My Facebook actually had a bunch of articles that were less than pleased with the movie. The truth is, I completely related to … Continue reading The Big Sick Backlash
Review: The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King This was a free book from May's Kindle's First Reads picks. I'll be honest, I picked this one because I thought it would be fraught with cultural appropriation and I thought I'd make a good time of it calling it out for that. Well, okay, also because I … Continue reading The Hundredth Queen: Cultural Appropriation?
I posted this on Tumblr about two weeks ago I think, and the ideas are in line with my previous post about a post-racial fantasy world. I'll be gradually transferring my other posts from my Tumblr as well. UPDATE [16 Oct 2019]: A friend pointed out that this use of the toothfairy in the Guardians … Continue reading Can you have an Indian Toothfairy?
You know how they say that generally Fantasy stories are set in the past and Sci-Fi stories in the future? I’ve been wondering though, if we want to create a Fantasy world set vaguely in the past, then how should we represent the past? Because the past isn’t sunshine and rainbows. Do we sanitize the … Continue reading How Do You Make a Post-Racial Fantasy World?