telling our own stories. . .

Found art collage by Minal, Karachi 2013; materials: flower petals, leaf, photographed on red floor

Yesterday, my essay, My Chicana-South Asian daughter, finding her roots in Karachi and south Texas, was published in Los Angeles Times as an op-ed.

Minal, the subject of the essay, was a wonderful reader, who pushed me to write more about myself than her. Other readers included my sister, Beena, my Los Angeles writers group, Come As You Are, with Alicia and Jamie (who are both mentioned in the essay), and Vince Lozano.

You can find the op-ed here.