Hello! Thanks for Having Me.

Hi There!

For those who don’t know me already, I’m Anna–or perhaps my nom du tweet, @agoodcuppa.

I am a writer (no way, the guest blogger is a writer!), a social justice activist and rabbel rouser, and an unapologetic feminist with a bleeding heart.

I hail from the Bay Area in California. My mother is Lebanese and Greek, and my father is French-Canadian. I consider myself an ethnic mix of “questionably Brown” largely informed by being just Arab-American enough in post-9/11 America. I’m very Pro-Palestine, and have taken a long, painstaking journey to express this in a way that distinctly separates Judaism from Israeli-ness from Zionism and recognizes that Israel has been established as a state, and a solution must account for these effects. I have absolutely no idea what that solution will be–besides that it must include an end to the military occupation of Palestine. I hope–and have faith–that this solution will arrive in my lifetime.

I’m a loud-mouthed woman with a lot of opinions. I’m a millennial and a recent graduate. More of us need to be given a voice to express who we really are (hint, its not GIRLS), and how we are trying to negotiate this brave new economy.

Appropriately enough, I now live in New York City.

Content-wise I’m all over the place–and will probably write a lot about the Middle East, a little about Brooklyn and everywhere in between. In addition to writing, I’m an artist with a recent obsession with infographics–if you are lucky, my blog will include an occasional visual element. Get excited–my last infographic included a cartoon riot cop, described as equal parts adorable and terrifying!

A little word about comments–I will try my best to moderate, but am a busy lady and probably don’t have time to antagonize over your bull shit. So if you really have a problem with me, save it for a hardcore face to face barfight. I’m in.

So, welcome to my brain–I hope you enjoy your stay! Please, comment away on what you would like to see discussed! Big thanks to Jill for inviting me and Sally for suggesting me.

9 comments for “Hello! Thanks for Having Me.

  1. July 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Cool intro. :) I’m looking forward to your posts!

  2. nick
    July 2, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I have friends and relatives named Lekas, they are mostly Greek, saw this definition on the net for Lekas:
    Greek: from the Albanian personal name Leka, an Albanian form of Alexander.

    GIVEN NAMES: Greek 4%. Fotis, Panos.

    Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/lekas#ixzz1zVgTwUEx

    Wish you well, I’m 100% Greek thinking your more than 4%. I like what you wrote here, email anytime, would like to know more about you and things your interested in and working on.

    Niko

  3. July 2, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Interesting introduction. I’m pro-Palestinian myself, though my pro-Palestinian views are rooted in anti-statism and anti-nationalism, so I have a rather uncommon view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Oh, and I’m from the Bay Area as well. Unfortunately, I live in probably what is one of the most boring cities in California. Anyway, I’m looking forward to your posts!

  4. July 2, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    …am a busy lady and probably don’t have time to antagonize over your bull shit. So if you really have a problem with me, save it for a hardcore face to face barfight. I’m in.

    So, welcome to my brain...”

    Lmao! Don’t know you, but like you already. Looking forward to your posts…

  5. Alexandra
    July 2, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Really looking forward to your posts on Israel; it’s rare to see people separating Israeli-ness from Zionism (though most try to/pay lip-service to separating Judaism from Zionism).

    Can’t wait to read what you have to say!

  6. FYouMudFlaps
    July 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Hehe I love the barfight joke… you’re already awesome.

  7. Kristen from MA
    July 3, 2012 at 9:20 am

    What Sylver and Mudflaps said: you’re hilarious! :D

  8. khw
    July 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Welcome! I’m looking forward to reading what you have to say.

  9. July 4, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Hello! Can’t wait to read your posts. :)

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