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The Wisdom of Shattering


When I was a young competitive gymnast, I remember the day I walked off the floor mat, sat down by myself at its edge, and began to contemplate quitting the sport. I was 12.
Gymnastics had been my life — the defining orbit of my childhood ambitions...

Feminist Football Fan

My feminism and my love of football have a complicated relationship.
When I was eight and watching Dave Krieg, Steve Largent, and my beloved Seattle Seahawks, I dreamed of being the first female player in the NFL.  It felt unjust to me that no women were allowed in, and I wanted to be the first..

On Living a Feminist Life


"Sara Ahmed’s latest work, Living a Feminist Life, dismantles the false divide between academic theory and the embodied world in which our concepts come alive. It is the kind of book we need more and more of by feminist scholars. It is an intervention not only in academic feminism..."

Public Voices Gifts Yale


In my own vocational journey, I navigate life as both an aspiring scholar and a budding social entrepreneur. I know too well that academic and entrepreneurial contexts are quite different—even sometimes at odds with one another in their unspoken norms and strategies. Which is why...

What My Mom Taught Me

Now in the third decade of my life, I am realizing all the things my mother was right about. She was right about drinking 2 glasses of water every morning. (Proper hydration upon waking will change your day.) She was right about eating more protein (and was way ahead of paleo). She was...

New Black Man (in exile)

By now you, like 27 million people, have probably seen the video: a woman walking around for 10 hours in New York. It’s a deeply painful video to watch—painful for several reasons. 
At one level, the video has provided a media space for women to have mirrored back to us how violent is the world of patriarchy we walk around...

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