Phoebe Farag Mikhail is an international development consultant, a university instructor, a writer and a happy mother of three children. She blogs about relationships and community at Being in Community (beingincommunity.com).
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November 21, 2016
Although it was often tempting, I did not “unfriend” anyone during this US presidential election. Despite my deep disagreement with President-elect Trump and his campaign, I have many friends and neighbors that supported him and voted for him, and I understand why. Many are concerned about Supreme Court appointments. Many are pro-life. The media is also now “discovering” the communities all over the country with legitimate grievances about the economy. But there are other groups—minority groups--that voted for Trump, and their significant reasons have nothing to do with bigotry. I live in an...
February 26, 2013
In the church hall, where everyone gathers to chat and grab their coats after service, I was breastfeeding my son discreetly in a corner using a nursing cover. Several young men passed by to say hello to me, only to walk awkwardly the other way, avoiding eye contact, when they realized I was nursing. I found that quite humorous, but found what happened next even more humorous – the 70 year old grandmother who walked over to say hello, and then said, “Why are you covering up?” I told her about the embarrassed young men. “They should get used to it. It’s natural.” It is. When I traveled to...