Black, White, & Everything In Between: Giuliana v. Zendaya

[Image credit: pmeidinger] By now, anyone who doesn’t live under a rock is aware of the Giuliana-Zendaya controversy. For those who are not aware, E! News host Giuliana Rancic made this comment about singer Zendaya’s red carpet dreadlocks: “She has just such a tiny frame that this hair, to me, overwhelms her. I feel like […]

EleFUNtation: the act of muddying one’s feet

The people of India like to get creative with their modes of transportation; some choose cars. Those without means have to walk. The less faint of heart prefer to ride motorcycles, and people that carry tons worth of objects will go by horse. On this particular day, I rode an elephant. This creature is one […]

Rickshaw Ricochet

I was born in Long Island, New York, in a town called Manhasset. Being raised in an upper-middle class family, in a wealthy, predominantly Jewish town, I never had to work in order to earn luxuries. My financially comfortable life was static, yet I never questioned why it never became difficult. My mother went to […]

Squat or Die

Culture shock comes in different forms for different people. When I studied abroad in Prague during my junior year of college, the most challenging feat to overcome was figuring out whether to have a questionable pork dish or cheap beer for dinner. So when I walked into a house full of relatives that were unknown […]