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Taleb: American and colorless

Nardine Taleb, Columnist

December 9, 2016

The first day I wore the hijab, I was 16 years old. I stood in front of the mirror, arranging a scarf I’d bought from Target around my head with my fingers, so confident I could hardly recognize myself. I didn’t know what I’d be up against. First, my parents wouldn’t be so excited, contrary to popu...

Taleb: The concept of the body being a home

Nardine Taleb, Columnist

November 4, 2016

Rupi Kaur’s TED Talk last month, “I’m Taking My Body Back,” brought up an interesting discussion about what the body means. Within the TED Talk, Kaur performed a spoken word poem using “home” as a metaphor for the body. In this poem, the speaker is a victim of sexual assault and must find...

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