I was harassed by someone who called himself a “feminist”

The recent news of a victim coming forward with a story of sexual assault from self-proclaimed “feminist” Aziz Ansari has brought a new spin on the “me too” movement. Seemingly harmless, “woke” feminist men speaking out against religious and racial injustice can commit acts of sexual violence against women. My own experience has taught me… Read More I was harassed by someone who called himself a “feminist”

Toledo, Spain: a city of Muslims, Jews, and Christians

In central Spain just south of Madrid lies an UNESCO World Heritage site known as Toledo. Sometimes known as the “City of the Three Cultures”, Toledo has a history of Muslim, Christians, and Jews living together. The city has 2,000 years of history. The Romans captured the city in 192 BC and later the Visigoths… Read More Toledo, Spain: a city of Muslims, Jews, and Christians

Turkish food tour for your tastebuds

My first days in Istanbul, I treated myself to many meals in my own company. I ordered some typical Turkish/ Middle Eastern fare: hummus, kofte (meatballs), doner kebab, and baba ganoush. All were freshly prepared and sold an inexpensive price. Turkey: a surprising location for a cheese-lover’s destination. Feta and other soft cheeses were a constant… Read More Turkish food tour for your tastebuds