This Week in Lady Reads

Lady Reads is a bit heavy on the pop culture this week, but that’s just because so much cool news came out! But don’t worry, we’ve got dick jokes and FEELS too! Read More This Week in Lady Reads

Actually, Arab

Arabs can be a tricky sort of people. At least if you’re into racial profiling. The trouble lies in the immense spread of geography which contributes to major differences in skin tone and facial features. Go to Sudan and most will assume they are speaking to a black African. But to some Sudanese, they identify primarily as Arab Africans. From Morocco to Syria, the spectrum of appearance plays out almost within its entirety. Like Islam, this cohesive, multi-ethnic layer is something most Arabs, and most Muslims, are incredibly proud of. Read More Actually, Arab

Failure to Integrate

“Contrat d’accueil et d’integration,” the stack of papers read. It was my first foray into the world of French immigration. I had gotten the proper visas and filed the correct paperwork. Today I had arrived at the OFII (Office Francais de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration) for my medical exam and language test. Today they were going to teach me how to become the best resident I could be. Before the day was over I would have new stamps, new certifications, my very own chest X-ray, oh, and also and tears streaking down my face. Viva la France! Read More Failure to Integrate