Rants & Raves Category

A Portrait of Yasmine Alkandari|May 16 am

It looks much more like her now. I totally fucked her up. And I broke my camera. And I’m feeling shitty with the world. Sorry, Yasmine.

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Traffic Lights & Other Observations|Why I’m an Idiot and Not a Very Polite Person Sometimes

To all of this, my mom’s repeated words to me, “Just let it go! Ish3alaich minhum?” What? Just let men stare at me because they feel it’s their divine right? And it’s not as if they find me attractive because my looks don’t appeal to the Kuwaiti, Middle Eastern, Indian, or Philipino (actually they don’t […]

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Traffic Lights & Other Observations|Sleep & Wake

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From the Bspot|Fruitcake|Originally posted October 4, 2009

Why do we accept fruitcakes? Well, it’s not my tradition to receive a fruitcake once a year but there was once an attempt at gifting me one and I refused politely. I matter-of-factly stated that neither I nor my children will eat it and it will go to waste. When did we, as humans, learn […]

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Contemporary Art Auction|February 2010|Kuwait

So last night was the big viewing I was looking very forward to. I didn’t want this to be a rant, but. It’s going to be a rant. It started with physical tears upon seeing my beloved painting behind a tinted-blue display window, and mental ones before falling asleep at night.

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Cultural Re-Expressions 101

I loved painting the qutras (headscarves) on these men. The main character in the white, summer dishdasha is a little like the eating boy. He’s in his own world, sitting on his throne atop a hill, oblivious to all. In fact, it’s funny because this man in all his arrogance was based on someone I […]

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Fashion Show on the 13th

What do you do when you’re stuck in a room and a predator comes in and attacks you? You leave the room and design a clothes line. Enjoy the show.

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Palestinian Cultural Center Meeting Notes 10.24.09

I forgot to take my brown planning book with me to the PCC meeting yesterday. A dear friend of mine kindly gave me his arsenal of stationary, including this mango yellow printing paper. For added affect, I folded up my ‘notes’ and put them in the back pocket of my jeans. I love things to […]

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Oof.

I had a pretty taxing week, straight off the heels of a few shitty months. It feels like the wind has been blown out of me and replaced with endorphins. Pain is great, if only to make what comes after it much more pleasurable.

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GIG

In 2006, I had this idea for an anonymous magazine, giving the writer/artist/photographer not just the freedom to display uncensored work, but the opportunity to be whoever they choose to be. The concept was to go all out, no holds barred. I e-mailed, messaged and called my most opinionated/creative friends and requested (demanded really) submissions.

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