Category Archives: The Tempest

A tribute to my SJP days

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A tribute to my SJP days

Had another article published on The Tempest a couple days ago about some of the most common questions I heard while arguing with Zionists in college. It was one of the most fun parts of being in Students for Justice in Palestine, to be honest. The arguments were almost too easy, but it’s fascinating to watch people completely brush aside stone cold fact.

I shared it in a few Facebook groups and got some good feedback. One person shared their own blog post about their experience as a Palestinian taking a Hebrew class. It’s actually really thoughtful, and I totally recommend reading it. The best narratives are always of those directly affected by an issue.

I used my writing to not-so-subtly send my wedding guests a message

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I used my writing to not-so-subtly send my wedding guests a message

My wedding isn’t for another year, but people have been constantly asking us about it since we got engaged a few years back. I guess your current life checkmarks tend to be good conversation starters, but when you’re desi, there’s definitely some people who are just interested because wedding. And there’s been so many things that have bothered me about people’s expectations, as well as what I’ve witnessed at the weddings I’ve been to over the past few years (and my whole life).

I started an editorial fellowship at The Tempest┬álast month, and my first beat was Culture + Taste (both subjects going under Life now, as the site made some changes just this past week). One of the first things I wrote was basically a venting session about everything I’m refusing to do at my wedding or trying to prevent.

You can check it out here

I’ll admit, I did also write it because I figured it’d be a popular subject with people… and apparently it has been, as it’s currently one of the top articles on the site. And yeah, I’m proud of that…

But honestly, I’m mostly just glad that most of future guests have probably read it by now. Is it tacky to print it out and stuff into the invitations too?