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Could dinner parties bring hearts and minds together? This Muslim woman is giving it a try. | Public Radio International
LABSN Editor’s Note: “All we need is love.” –John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Amanda Saab was the first Muslim woman in hijab to appear on a reality TV cooking show in the US. Now, she is inviting total strangers to her home and cooking them meals. She says it’s one way that might help bring together people from different sides of the political spectrum.
LABSN Editor’s Note: Ran across Nikola Novak’s Naked Diaries blog and found this post interesting. Nikola makes a good argument for practicality.
The situation is somewhere between symbolism and analogy, really. The clothes make me feel trapped when I wear them. Now I’m trapped in this place because of them.
Source: A practical idea
LABSN Editor’s Note: How can you disagree with this?
Turns out your “naked friend” has the right idea.
LABSN Editor’s Note: Ran across this and thought it was interesting.
Birdielewis just started following my blog, so I check them out and found a wonderful, life-loving blog. I thought everyone should take and look and enjoy their point-of-view. It may seem whimsical, but they do a good job of getting their greater message across.
Source: When we grow up | birdielewis
A well-written article on body acceptance.
There’s a reason magazine covers include lines like “5 Moves for Michelle Obama Arms” or “The Secret for a Booty Like Beyoncé.” But if you’ve ever found yourself wishing for this actress’s waist or that singer’s legs, remember this: The media’s concept of the ideal woman’s body isn’t static.
Reblogged from “The Greatest.”
This article makes an excellent point about being comfortable.Reblogged from: Zjuzdme.org.
This is a beautifully written piece on the holidays and how they should be celebrated.Reblogged from: Book of Days.
There are things inside me that I had been wanting to experience, but couldn’t touch. It wasn’t just a matter of desiring to do something, but the desire to desire anything at all. I was lost in a down spin of depression and inaction. Layers wrapped all about my skin, I couldn’t feel. And so, I took to eating to capture a feeling, to fill a void and, at the same time, to avoid feeling. I would come home from work or yoga or an outing, curl up on the couch and just eat constantly until bed time while the TV flashed before my eyes.
Then, one day about a month ago, I took my clothes off. Not only did I feel air in the most private of places, I noticed it on my belly and chest, air caressing me, massaging my skin.
With that, rather than sitting…
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