Detroit’s Own Co-Working Ecosystem

At the heart of midtown Detroit, Green Garage, a triple bottom line business incubator operating out of a former Model T showroom, is home to approximately 50 businesses and nonprofits. From sustainable food co-ops to nonprofits mobilizing Detroit’s immigrant population, the Green Garage community is diverse. But the businesses share one common thread — a love for the city and sustaining its future.   For nearly … Continue reading Detroit’s Own Co-Working Ecosystem

Ingredients: Garlic, Ginger, Onion Pastes

Note: Summertime is all about grilling, cooking and enjoying time with family. For many Bangladeshi homes, it’s the time when people share homecooked meals called dawath, an invitation. I will be sharing some of my favorite foods, as well as highlight ingredients used in common Bangladeshi foods.  Bangladeshi cuisine uses a lot of textured cooking, adding spices and ingredients in the various steps of the … Continue reading Ingredients: Garlic, Ginger, Onion Pastes

Collaboration: Burgers, Shakes and Entrepreneurship

Recently I met up with Tahura Holly, owner of Festive Essentials, a custom jewelry business, at California Burgerz in Hamtramck, Mich., where both of us grew up. Tahura and I have been in touch recently as I embarked on researching creating and building a social media presence professionally. We also discussed the need for collaboration in places like Hamtramck, where there are up-and-coming creative artists doing everything … Continue reading Collaboration: Burgers, Shakes and Entrepreneurship

Brunch with a Purpose

Brunch, the art of having breakfast and lunch together while discussing goals, challenges and growth with women is an important part of my self-care. Finding time to do things you enjoy may help reduce stress and anxiety, which can lead to adverse health effects. Brunch menus often have options that can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, halal, and no pork. My … Continue reading Brunch with a Purpose

Snow Days Are For Family Time

It’s been a rigid freezing week with wind chills making it feel like -27 degrees on some days. People have been warned that being outside for more than 10 minutes could cause frost bite or hypothermia. Everything from federal offices to hospital clinics were closed due to the weather conditions in Michigan. The kids had four consecutive snow days off. While we have gloom of … Continue reading Snow Days Are For Family Time