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Jordan A.'s Blog – June 2011 Archive (20)

Politics with a Youthful Twist: Working for the Washington Bus



I am a young voter - there, I've admitted it. I'm on par with the unicorn in my rarity and have only been voting for nary 2 years now. However, I have worked on campaigns before. In my high school days, I registered…
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Added by Jordan A. on June 27, 2011 at 1:02am — No Comments

The Q: What Does Fashion Do For You? (And Responses from Last Week)

This week, I have been talking a lot about feminism and fashion and the way that personal meets political through your self-expression. Now it's your turn to speak:

What does fashion do for you? What messages do you share with the world (consciously or unconsciously) when you put on clothes/makeup/accessories?…
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Added by Jordan A. on June 26, 2011 at 9:06am — No Comments

Caught My Eye: TED Talk on The Uniform Project

The Uniform Project is truly where fashion meets activism. It is an interesting project in that it took the deceptively simple challenge of wearing one black dress every day for a year and made it a metaphor that people could invest in - bringing kids the money they needed to go to school.…



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Added by Jordan A. on June 24, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments

CED Round-Up: Visual Learners Unite!

This week's round-up is a bit late because I just arrived back from a retreat with the Washington Bus, but it is here nonetheless! I did some exploration this week by way of photography and, when indoors, did some writing and drawing on my Wacom tablet. I will learn you yet, Wacom!…





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Added by Jordan A. on June 23, 2011 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Science Fiction Stories: The Observer (Part II)

Today I am sharing part two of The Observer, my serial science fiction story. Two weeks ago, I introduced Taligunge, the alien observer who comes to Earth, and in this second part, she continues on just that journey.

If you haven't read part one, I highly recommend you check it out right here. And, as always, feel free to let me know what…
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Added by Jordan A. on June 22, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

A Day in the Life of a Failed Fashion Blogger

Not too long ago when I was working on this blog, before I had all my notions about women of color and feminist identity, I thought that I would make it into a photography blog. Indeed, last year I posted a photo a day for half the days of the year,…
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Added by Jordan A. on June 21, 2011 at 1:02am — No Comments

Denim and Black Cloth: Feminism and Female Expression

Last week, I talked about my position on…
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Added by Jordan A. on June 20, 2011 at 9:19am — 1 Comment

Caught My Eye: Colonize This!

This week, I read Colonize This!, a book of essays by women of color about their experiences finding - and molding -…
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Added by Jordan A. on June 17, 2011 at 11:05am — No Comments

CED Round-Up: Bones, Cyborgs and Flowers

This week, I introduced a new artistic medium and harkened back to the old as well. In the post, you'll find examples of my coding efforts, my writing, drawing in two ways, and my severe need to move my hands while watching TV. Enjoy!…
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Added by Jordan A. on June 16, 2011 at 11:58am — No Comments

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

Caught My Eye: This American Life Ep. 435

This American Life Episode 435.



This week, I am featuring one of my favorite episodes of This American Life! I listen to most of my podcasts while walking and/or jetting off to the next location, and This American Life always provides me with both entertainment and food for thought. This episode in particular really got me thinking as I made…
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Added by Jordan A. on June 10, 2011 at 10:29am — 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

Is Blogging "Giving It Away For Free"?

Hi all, today's post is about blogging, media, and the freelance market. Since it was pretty long in typewritten format, I decided to record it; listen up, and then leave me a comment about what you think!

(The transcript is available below, and it includes links to some things I mention)



[EDIT: The audio player does not seem to be…
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Added by Jordan A. on June 8, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Science Fiction Stories: The Observer (Part I)

Drumroll, please! Today, I am introducing first installment of my serial science fiction project, The Observer. As a writer, I have gravitated mostly towards science fiction in the past, and wanted to re-visit my love for it through producing content regularly. So, this serial fiction is coming to you in parts, just like your favorite…
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Added by Jordan A. on June 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

6 Tips from Writing Workshops: Opening Lines, Content, & Revision

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending an all-day set of writing workshops at Richard Hugo House in Seattle. Since I have been learning to beat writer's block, this day was a necessary shock to my system - an entire day of learning, writing, and revising is just what I needed! And, because I believe in the power of sharing, I thought I would disclose…
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Added by Jordan A. on June 6, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments

Caught My Eye: Dear Sugar Column at The Rumpus

As I was trying to rouse myself from a literary stupor this week, I searched around the internet for some inspiration to fill myself up until I could no longer stand the feeling of not writing. One of the articles that I came across that most inspired me was The Rumpus' column…
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Added by Jordan A. on June 3, 2011 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Creative Every Day (CED) Roundup: Bears, Knitting, and Growing Ideas

My Creative Every Day hopes this week were somewhat diminished as I found that I had a lot of ideas, but nowhere to go with them - thus, next week's goal will be implementing those ideas and seeing how it all turns out. The pictures this week reflect my new sweaterdress project at different stages of its completion, my urge to draw bears, and some design changes to The Cowation logo in order to fit with the Facebook parameters - speaking of which, you…
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Added by Jordan A. on June 2, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

7 Lessons I Learned from Re-Watching Buffy





As I noted briefly in the last Caught My Eye post, my boyfriend and I have been watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer like fiends ever since I was blessed with the power of Netflix. Since there's nothing like a little '90s programming to get my… Continue

Added by Jordan A. on June 2, 2011 at 12:41pm — No Comments

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