"When I am 'nice,' I am not listened to. I have learned to be precise, driven, and forceful in my interactions with white women to accomplish the simple feat of being heard; pleasantness is a luxury I cannot afford."
"Spices (and other materials) have always been front and centre in the colonial machine. To say Western Cuisine incorporating flavour notes of other cuisines is merely 'an exchange of cultures' is reductive and erasing."
"Yoga has been completely stripped of its power, strength, and glaring Indianness, repackaged into a symbol of contemptible, weak, nonthreatening, submissiveness: exactly what a colonial power looks for in a colony."