Exploring Athens: Plaka

Living in noisy and polluted Athens means that I often have to escape the city for a while. While travel is not always feasible (there is only so much time and money I can spend on travel) there are ways to escape the city without leaving Athens. Exploring the many Athenian …

Cutting down on Plastic

This post was last updated on January 28th, 2019 When I wrote my post on zero waste I mentioned some ways to reduce trash in general. I have since found that cutting down on plastic is much more difficult than it seems, especially here in Greece. There are some things …

Intersectionality and the Privilege of White Vegan Men

This post was last updated on January 29th, 2019 Intersectionality and the privilege of white vegan men are finally being discussed at a higher rate in the vegan movement. However, many people still don’t understand the terms “intersectionality” and “privilege” – and others outright refuse to acknowledge these concepts. Disclaimer: …

Twelve Things You Should Never Say to a Muslim Woman Who Doesn’t Wear Hijab

This post was last updated on January 29th, 2019 Muslim women who don’t wear hijab are in the unfortunate position to get a lot of outrageous comments from Muslims and non-Muslims alike. While I understand that non-Muslims don’t necessarily know a lot of things about Islam and may want to …

Six Things I Love

This post was last updated on January 28th, 2019 These are some things that I’ve been loving lately. ​Beyond Skin Misty Boots in Camel Okay, so the story of how I got these boots is worth an entire post of its own, but I don’t want to dwell on negative …

Six Days in Rome

This post was last updated on January 28th, 2019 The first time I traveled to Rome was in the summer of 2000. It was a school trip, and, unfortunately, our teacher thought it would be a great idea to stay at a convent where rules mandated that we had to …

The Truth about Fast Fashion

This post was last updated on January 28th, 2019 H&M is one of the most well-known fast fashion brands in the world with thousands of stores on all continents. The retailer’s success is based on low prices and aggressive marketing, including collaborations with high-profile celebrities. As any big company, H&M …