Tag Archive for American

Reliving September 12

“September 11th happened once, yet years later for some of us it’s still September 12th.” – Naveed K.   Wake up.   Call my mom to tell her to be safe today.   She beats me to it and assures me she’ll be going to teach her course at the college and be back. It’s September 11, she says very rushed… Read more →

“Unapologetically Muslim-American and Proud,” Published at Angels Flight ∙ literary west

My personal essay  “Unapologetically Muslim-American and Proud,” has been published by Angels Flight ∙ literary west on Friday, January 13, 2017!  I am very honored that they also chose a photo I took while living in NYC to be used as their main image. I will also be reading this essay at their event, “Wall of Resistance: A Post-Inauguration Rising Up… Read more →

Female, Muslim, and Single

I was sitting in a little hut overlooking the ocean at La Jolla Cove, taking cover from the hot sun in hopes of feeling a breeze from the ocean’s currents.   [My reading spot… Endless ocean. Endless beauty.]   I had just spent the last hour alone with my thoughts and needed a break from reality. As I pulled out… Read more →