Deepa

Deepa
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A Very Immigrant Holiday

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Thanksgiving- the quintessential American holiday... gluttonous as it may be, is really a celebration of immigrants. Unless you are Native American, in which case you might have a different sentiment. I was raised in a...

Can We Talk About Racism? A Brown Girls Perspective.

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I'm brown and an immigrant. Its relevance has never felt more real to me, than now. Racism, its prevalence is still a hard pill to swallow and not exactly dinner conversation, but unquestionably one that needs...

4 Easy Ways to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

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Every year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates March as National Nutrition month. Dedicating thirty days of the year to nutrition, is a great way to focus on eating right and making conscious,...

The Girl Child: Empowering the Women of Tomorrow.

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I knew I was having a baby girl. Call it mothers intuition or a just a lucky guess but I was certain my son was going to have a little sister. After the anatomical ultrasound, I...

Postpartum Preeclampsia: What I Wish I Had Known

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My head felt like it was about to explode. Like a ticking bomb. The pounding in my skull was so loud I could hardly hear my husband desperately begging me to stay awake. Sunlight and even...

Off the Beaten Path to Orlando’s Ethnic Markets

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Cyndi Lauper is the perfect case for 'You can take the girl out of New York, but you can't take New York out of the girl.' I'm a city girl.  After growing up in a...

To Stay or Not To Stay-At-Home: The Struggle is Real

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I was hit with a pretty harsh realization a few weeks ago: that the majority of my day is spent with children at my job and literally 2 1/2 hours at home with my...

Why WIC Works

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Hunger is real. In a country like the USA, an economically developed country, how is it that 49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table? 49 million. Let that sink in. 16 million kids,...

Not a Number

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Yesterday, I watched my 5 year old son playing happily after school, with that twinkle in his eyes, so unique to children. I remembered that one little boy in Nana Plaza... The first time I witnessed...

“..Noor of My Eyes and The Sultan of My Heart”

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Once upon a time there was a little heart beat. I never saw it or felt it move, but I knew it was there. Many weeks later, that little heart stopped beating. I wanted to...

No Limits, No Labels, No Jam Jars

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Ah..it's that time of year again, after a long summer of perpetual sun, sand and sea, barbecues and family get togethers. Back to school! The month before is always a mad scramble for school supplies,...

Beauty And The Scar.

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I have a love hate relationship with summer....mostly because it involves mosquitoes and something I dread most - second to the Ebola virus - it's bathing suit shopping. It's pure torture and honestly, quite depressing. Sometimes I think I should just give up...

‘Nirbhaya’ (Fearless)… For Such a Time as This.

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Naseeb, kismet, vidhi, whatever you choose to call it, the meaning is the same in every language - destiny or fate. This is Women's History Month, coinciding with International Women's Day on the 8th of March....

Remember why you run.

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I ran my first half marathon last week. Crossing that finish line, was the most exhilarating experience of my life. I would not call myself a runner, by any stretch of the imagination. I'm more...

Will the Real Christmas Spirit please stand up?

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It's begun. The festive lights, the peppermint mocha obsession, the brain numbing madness of shopping, trimming the tree and all that jazz. The 'spirit of giving' is the phrase of the season. The month...