Heina Dadabhoy's Posts

Throwback Thursday: Stop Telling Me to Stop Saying “I Have a Boyfriend”

Throwback Thursday: Stop Telling Me to Stop Saying “I Have a Boyfriend”

This Throwback Thursday entry is brought to you by the fact that the original article to which it was responding, Stop Saying “I Have a Boyfriend”, has been making the rounds again. The original title for this piece is I’ll Stop Citing a Boyfriend When My Consent Starts Mattering; it was published on September 10, 2013. I have shortened it and added in the sentence about cause and effe... »

Lindy West

Women in Secularism Making You LOL: Lindy West

Women in Secularism is sooner than my overbooked schedule would like to admit. I am incredibly excited to meet, for the first time in person, the fellow speakers, con attendees, and ex-Muslims I’ve known online and through their work. I have been following Lindy West‘s feminist, body acceptance, and comedy work for years. Eighteen-year-old me would squee herself to death if she knew th... »

Statement on the 2014 Orange County Freethought Alliance Conference

Statement on the 2014 Orange County Freethought Alliance Conference

This weekend, I am slated to speak at the Orange County Freethought Alliance Conference as well as the Sunday Assembly to take place the day after the conference. As someone who has participated as a principal volunteer since its inception as well as spoken there in 2012, the conference is an integral part of my year. On Friday, it was brought to my attention via a Facebook post and confirmed with... »

Top 4 Myths About Being a Skepchick

Top 4 Myths About Being a Skepchick

4. We get paid to be Skepchicks. There are many, many benefits to being a Skepchick that I can’t name here: brand recognition, a platform with a built-in audience, a private and public support system of cool people, the opportunity to attend conferences as a speaker even when you’re starting out as a nobody with a big mouth, and so on. We do earn some ad revenue (thanks, Rebecca!) but ... »

Susan Jacoby

Women in Secularism: Interview with Susan Jacoby

Photo Credit: Chris Ramirez Women in Secularism 3 is only five weeks away. The speakers list includes, in addition to myself, our very own Amy and Debbie as well as the previously-interviewed Lindsay Beyerstein. Today, I am honored to present my interview with Susan Jacoby. To call her an accomplished freethinking writer and journalist would be an understatement. Personally speaking, her book, Fre... »

Unveiled: A Look Back on the Hijab

Unveiled: A Look Back on the Hijab

I, along with two other former Muslim women (Marwa Berro of Between a Veil and a Dark Place and Reem Abdel-Razek), recently spoke with Valerie Tarico about our experiences with the hijab. This is a cross-post of my interview with her. Tarico: How long did you wear hijab, and what did it mean to you at the time? Dadabhoy: I wore hijab for a decade (ages 8 to 18). I started wearing it because I was ... »

Kamala Khan's clenched fist

An Invitation to Read Ms. Marvel with Us!

Join Dale of Mad Art Lab along with me in our conversation about the next issue of Ms. Marvel (available at comic book stores or through Comixology). We will be having the conversation this Wednesday, March 19th, at 7pm PDT, the day the comic is slated for release. We’ll be using Google Hangouts on Air and will be on for about half an hour. You can view it via Youtube both during and after t... »

Women in Secularism: Interview with Lindsay Beyerstein

Women in Secularism: Interview with Lindsay Beyerstein

Women in Secularism 3 is coming up this May. The speakers list includes many admirable, accomplished women with whom I am humbled to be billed (including our very own Amy and Debbie). One of them is Lindsay Beyerstein, an accomplished journalist and all-around interesting person, as I found out last Skepticon. Without further ado, I present her comments on journalism, photography, conferences, and... »

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