My stapler is missing again. This happens every once in a while – too often if you ask me. When you work for a non-profit, resources are skim and it’s not unusual for people to “borrow” other people’s office supplies. I look across my desk and see the usual suspect: Ramraajh Sharvendiran, Men’s Health Coordinator and stapler thief extraordinaire.
Whenever I tell someone that I work in HIV education, I’m invariably met with “So like, condoms?” This response is unsurprising since growing up many of us equate safe sex with only condoms, which is great given that condoms do provide effective protection; however, the reality is so much more complicated than that.
A few weeks ago, TamilCulture posted a picture of popular actress and comedian Mindy Kaling gracing the cover of Elle Magazine. While the photo garnered a few likes, most of the comments focused on the fact that Kaling was half-Tamil, and continued to point out that celebrity worship was not something we should aspire to. Either way interest in the story was next to none.