Monday, February 28, 2011

Powerful NPR story about Afghan shelters for women. http://ping.fm/brG2D
Afghan women fear losing safe house http://ping.fm/cP3Gc
Afghan Proposal Would Clamp Down on Women’s Shelters http://ping.fm/medZn

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

at look like I dream of Jeanie. :-)
Am I the only one strangely fascinated by Qadhafi's fetish for Ukranian nurses? Wonder if they look like Eastern European Gulf Air hostesses? The ones th

Monday, February 21, 2011

America has put all it's chips on Middle Eastern tyranny for 35 yrs and now they're coming home to roost. - CIA Analyst

Friday, February 18, 2011

"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." — Audre Lorde
becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." — Audre Lorde
"The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house" — Audre Lorde
Remembering the great poet, lesbian, feminist, cancer survivor, mother, activist Audre Lorde on what would have been her 76th birthday.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Remembering the revolutionary life of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) today on Milad-un-Nabi (his birthday).

Monday, February 14, 2011

Grocery shopping alone on valentines day = loser? Or bucking the commercialized Hallmark holiday trend? Hmmm. :-)
Happy sorry you're not in a heteronormative relationship day. Bitter? Who me? Nah! :-)

Friday, February 11, 2011

This is our lifetime's Berlin wall moment.
More than 50% of Egyptians are under the age of 30. Imagine in your lifetime only knowing one president.
Joe Biden speaking now on historic day in Egypt.
Everywhere you looked you saw crescent / moon together with a cross. Muslims and Christians stood together... This is not like Iran.
Individual people matter today. Not terrorists, not clerics, not oil tycoons. This turns the region upside down. - MSNBC
Obama to hold press conference on historic Egyptian revolution at 1:30 pm EST.
Chris Matthews: They did this without guns and without violence. 2nd amendment Americans have a lot to learn from them (Egyptians).
2/11/11: Today we are all Egyptians!!
Breaking News: Hosni Mubarak steps down after 28 yrs in power with support from 5 US Presidents.
And in other news... Boutros Boutros Ghali seeks return to Egypt.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"My cousin went over there to China to do an ethnography and you know they don't have many black people in China - so she was a hot mess." - my sociology
professor :-)
"You need to date the person for at least a year and a half because the joker may change up on you in a few months." - sociology professor
Breaking News: Mubarak may step down tonight. VP to govern interim govt.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

How did I got from shopping for 3 grocery items to $75+. Aaah!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

13 queer and allied Muslim activists from across US came together this weekend to strategize about the future our movement. Watch out world!
Hundreds of LGBT advocates pause to grieve the death of David Kato

http://ping.fm/g6zlh
Completely confused. The pilot kept announcing something about a really big bowl that was packed with steel? Huh?! :-)
Going from 2,500 queer and welcome people to 6 billion people is overwhelming. Many conflicting emotions of (re)entering reality.
You know you're an activist when the flip charts from your strategy meeting are in your carry on and not in your checked luggage.
You know you're an activist win you're at the airport and the X-ray machine goes off because you're still wearing your name tag. :-)
Bikers + Christian youth + Queer conferences all at same time at airport = interesting TSA experience. Hehe
Sara from MPV and I cornered Rep. Keith Ellison to discuss LGBT Muslim concerns. 10 min conv. More later!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

25+ folks including almost 20 queer Muslims at Queer Muslim Caucus at Creating Change!!
50+ people at workshop on building solidarity between communities to fight Islamophobia and Homophobia!! History being made folks!
Anderson Cooper reporting from "secret" location! Ridiculous!!

Friday, February 04, 2011

Lt Dan Choi is with us at workshop on queer Muslim workshop. Sara an ally is moderating. Ty, Beena and Salaam Es speaking. All women and trans folks. Amazing!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

We stand with Egypt and their struggle for liberation - Kate Clinton at plenary session. Woo hoo!
Lady HaHa Kate Clinton just went on stage!!
Met Lt. Dan Choi; how cool is it that he's coming to Friday prayer. Thank you for your service Dan!
First day of Creating Change and already met 3 queer Muslims. More here. Need to recruit!!
There is nothing more powerful than being in the presence of 2,500 queer and fabulous activists!! We are not alone!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Absolutely amazing images from Egypt. The revolution IS being televised!! US MUST stop supporting dictators NOW!
Flight: $300; Hotel: $500; Registration: $150; 2,500 queer people at Creating Change conf: Hallelujia!
May have made a TSA record. Brown Muslim man getting thru security in less than 5 mins. ;-)
Flight delayed. Plane coming here was hit by lightening. Yikes!
My computer decides to act up at the worst time. Somehow the Cntrl button is locked or something. Can't enter any keys. HELP!!