Breaking Blood: My Period and Other Misc. Joys of Being a Woman.

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I got my first period in 10th grade. I was a fragile teenager with a faint mustache and widening hips. I had a fresh harvest of body hair and trembling water-balloons for a bosom. I was a unibrowed Ugly Betty with a heart full of big dreams. And then I “broke blood.” I’d been preparing […]

TGIF: The Miracle of Building a Well (And Feeling ALL THE THINGS)

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There are very few things I’m proud of. 1. I can make a perfectly cooked egg sunny side up, without popping the yolk. 2. I know all the words to Shania Twain’s song, “That Don’t Impress Me Much.” (Yup. I see the irony there.) 3. I use self-deprecation as a strategic tool to make strangers […]

TGIF: Teenage Mutant Sleepy Turtle

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On lazy kissing, deadlines and sisters. “A [sister is] the keeper of one’s identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self.” -Marian Sandmaier I’m the human equivalent of a turtle. Once I rest my Cinna-bum on a sofa, it’s Game Over. I’m pretty sure I single-handedly gave my mother grey hairs […]

TGIF: How I’m Learning to Rise to a Better Story

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On Valentine’s Day, the B-word and finding my true self. You’ve seen the blogs. You know, the ones with the Anthropologie dishware, matching His and Her J. Crew outfits and a 3-tier cake on a vintage cake stand. If you’re anything like me (a Bitter Betty or a Cynical Cynthia), you’ve probably thought: a. Who […]

TGIF: The Good-ish Wife

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On poodles, nose-bleeds and real love. Getting married is a mind-bending experience. None of my copious note-taking from rom-coms prepared me for the emotional crazytown that was my wedding day. Exactly 33 days ago, I promised my love, commitment and spare kidneys to my sweetie, Kupa. It was an eclectic wedding, given that I’m Indian and Kupa […]