Bad Brown Aunties: A Powerful and Unapologetically Bold Podcast

Bad Brown Aunties is the podcast I never knew I always wanted. It is hosted by two queer desi immigrants, Rage Kidvai and Thanu Yakupitiyage. It doesn’t feel as if they are performing in that podcast-y way. Instead, it feels as if I were listening to friends chatting in a fresh, light-hearted, fierce and authentic way.

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10 Must Haves When You Dare To #travelwithtoddler

We have learned that when traveling with a kid, a whole lotta rules have got to get thrown out of the window. I heard some advice that the more you travel with your kid, the easier it gets. There is a lot of truth to that. However, once I stopped breastfeeding (G was 1), take off and landing on flights became a bit more difficult and once Baby G entered toddlerhood (12 - 36 months), our travel game had to change.

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The Biological Reason Why Older Moms Are More Likely To Get Pregnant With Multiples

If you are one of those women who are 35 and older and plan to have a baby (I gave birth at age 37), I have some news that you can put into your crap pile along with getting the scarlet letters “AMA” (read: Advanced Maternal Age) branded onto your medical files. You are biologically more prone to have multiple babies (twins, triplets, or more) than younger women.

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The REAL Reason Why Angela Davis' BCRI Award Was Rescinded

Davis has cogently illustrated, in her recent book, how the Black Lives Matter movement and Palestinian human rights are intrinsically linked. THIS is the nucleus of the perceived threat. Those in power of the Military and Prison Industrial Complexes have historically *tried* to silence, criticize or blacklist respected Black activists who cross the respectability politics line so these important connections do not get incorporated and accepted into mainstream thought . . .

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This Professor Explains why #ArgentinaSoWhite

I recently reached out to Dr. Edwards to discuss her upcoming book, Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women, the Law, and the Making of a White Argentine Republic. It goes into depth about how many cities in Argentina had populations where 30-40% of inhabitants were African and/or African descent in the 18th Century. That evolved into less than a percentage point by 2010 . . . Sit back and get ready for us to discuss the first time she felt like a Woman, why she refuses to use the term ‘white supremacy’ in the Argentine context, how she could not have made tenure without her women of color sisters in the academy and more.

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11 Holiday Gifts (For The Rest Of Us): 2018 Ed.

December is the month where those of us who don’t give gifts to our family still give gifts to colleagues, etc… as a token of appreciation. It’s built into US culture. So, I put together a list of holiday gifts for those of us who aren’t shopping for our moms/dads/partners/kids. I really think each item is special. FYI: I had SOOOO much fun putting this together.

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10 Fun Table Topic Starters!

This Thanksgiving, we are hosting in Brooklyn (in a rented apartment to fit both my side of the family and Andres’ side) and we decided to order-in (GASP!) from Brooklyn Fare. I’m totally nervous because we have never done this before and we have really good cooks in my family.

So I thought of some fun ways to liven up the dinner table in the event of a food catastrophe.

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Loving (and Healing) your FUPA (aka Mommy Tummy, Diastasis Recti)

Every person who gives birth will have a diastasis (recti), that’s a given. It’s the size that will differ from woman to woman and it depends on how much of the ab wall was stretched. Many women from countries throughout Asia and Africa bind. This is where I find the biggest difference between the US and other countries.

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