atheism, Islam, Uncategorized

Rigid Thinking

All semester long I have been taking an online class on the history of the art of the Islamic world. It could be an interesting class because Islamic art, particularly that of antiquity, is objectively beautiful. I love the calligraphy and geometric patterns, as well as the adaptation of Greek architecture in their mosques and… Continue reading Rigid Thinking

Activism, atheism

Training Wheels

I was excited to find out this week that one of my paintings was selected for a gallery show!  While I've had artwork featured in a campus gallery or shop window before, this is my first for-real, people-having-wine-and-cheese gallery show where a placard and price tag will be next to my piece.  I'm excited to… Continue reading Training Wheels

Activism, atheism

Better Living Through Blasphemy 

Sadly, "Draw Muhammad Day" comes but once per year.  It's not uncommon for me to speak out in person about religious superstition when it presents itself. I'm completely unafraid to hold a mirror to someone's belief and openly mock it. No Abuelita, I not think this foul smelling concoction will chase away my sour mood.… Continue reading Better Living Through Blasphemy