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Jordan A.'s Blog Posts Tagged 'south' (4)

Wow, You Look Great! Did You Get Paler?

Summer is fast on the approach in the northern hemisphere, and though it may be a blessing to some, it can seem a curse to those who want to keep their skin as pale as possible. Today, I take a look into skin-lightening creams.

Much has been said about the harmful effects of skin-lightening creams, yet many still continue to use them as a method of "enhancing their complexion" a.k.a. sacrificing health and positive body image for an…
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Added by Jordan A. on June 15, 2011 at 9:26am — No Comments

Finding My South Asian Identity in Literature

I want to explore a little bit more about South Asian identity and where it comes from for young South Asian Americans. I grew in a multi-racial (but still primarily white) neighborhood with few Indians and no Bangladeshis my age, so I may only speak for myself in this post, but where I found a lot of my role models was in books. …



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Added by Jordan A. on June 14, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

"Where Are You From?" (Race vs. National Identity)

I went through many of my old posts this week to make my new About Me page, and was struck by The South Asian Question in a New York Minute, a post I wrote on the conflicts within South Asian American identity. In the year and a half since I wrote that post, I have found even more to say on the topic. In particular, I want to focus on the intersections and…
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Added by Jordan A. on June 13, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

CED Round-Up: Allergies, Aliens, and South Asian Lovers

I have been experimenting with short fiction this week, or at least scenes that tell a standalone story; I have written about everything from aliens (as part of my new serial fiction, The Observer) to time travelers, allergies, and South Asian lovers. Check out what I've been writing (and knitting in between keyboard marathons) after the jump! …

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Added by Jordan A. on June 9, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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