The Pursuit of Happiness (And a Few of the Many Pitfalls You Might Find Along the Way)

I have recently come to the decision to not take shit from anyone. I think we all reach a point like this in our lives eventually. For some, it is certainly a much easier and quicker decision than for others. In my case, I just got tired. Tired of apologizing, tired of holding my tongue …

Chauupadi

    In Nepal, women on their periods are subject to a practice known as chauupadi. They are ritually exiled to cowsheds, and when there are no such shelters, some are made to just sleep outside on the ground. They are shunned and there are several superstitions which restrict them, such as not being allowed …

Napkins

  There is a little box next to every toilet in the ladies’ room.   Small, simple, made with shining metal.   There is nothing on the quiet little box except a black sticker with   little white shapes on it.   When I was little I was confused by the shiny box and wondered …