Sister, sister

Cal in Color

Microaggressions — as my sister and I know — are frequent occurrences: At some point in the life of each student who’s a BIPOC, you endure this unfortunate fate.
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Fighting it out

American Pie?

I imagine our skirmishes are proof that empathy grows alongside the outbursts. We absorb each other’s feelings and project them outward again.
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1 teaspoon of teucrium

Stories from the Outside

I may have tried to wash the Arabic off my tongue, as if rejecting the bitterness of some of the herbs Jiddoh and Yummah made me drink.
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The L-word

Sex on Tuesday

What kinds of desire have I ignored toward the goal of rendering myself simple enough to be legible to my family?
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Car talk

Love in Conversation

We’ve both had times when a car ride has been a catalyst for connection or an important milestone in a relationship.
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Hungry for more

American Pie?

The United States simultaneously perpetuates a culture of grotesque and immoderate food consumption. It is excessively consumed, but also abundantly wasted.
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On sexting

Sex on Tuesday

Four months or so after the phone fucking began, we got a chance to see each other. She came to Southern California, and we left for the lower mountains.
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