Tag Archive for Family

“Being Unapologetically Muslim-American and Proud,” Published at This is Worldtown

My personal essay has been republished by This is Worldtown under the title, “Being Unapologetically Muslim-American and Proud,” on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017!  My essay was originally published by Angels Flight ∙ literary west under the title, “Unapologetically Muslim-American and Proud,” on Friday, January 13, 2017.  I am very excited that my essay now has two homes. If you didn’t get a chance to… 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 →

House of Palestine – Annual Lawn Program 2015

House of Palestine – Annual Lawn Program 2015 International Cottages in Balboa Park, San Diego August 23, 2015   It was a beautiful event filled with history, traditions, delicious food, folkloric Dabke dances, a vibrant fashion show with traditional Thobes with special embroidery representing each city in Palestine, and timeless culture. It was definitely a special event that is not… Read more →

The Unexpected Has Been Kicking My Ass… but Failing to Keep Me Down

“Wow! The craziest things always happen to you, don’t they?” She shakes her head, as if I purposely run after the crazy moments that fill my life. “Yeah, SubhanAllah. I’m just always surrounded by…” I try to think of the right word to describe what I have thought were normal occurrences. “Adventure. No wonder you’re a writer. You always have… Read more →

Bilal & Batoul’s Graduation Party

Every celebration comes with a party! Bilal graduated from San Diego State University and his sister, Batoul, graduated from high school. Their parents decided to throw a beautiful outdoor joint party at Mission Beach in San Diego, California for their friends and family. It was a sunny day full of laughter and love.          [All images belong… Read more →

My Father: The Strongest Man in My Life

I say this all the time, but never enough times: I love my parents. They are my number one supporters and will always be my role models and friends. I talk about my mom a lot. All my friends know my mother and have expressed to me how much they love her. Growing up, my mother was never just a… Read more →

New Year? Bring. It. On.

Salaam lovely readers! Keef halkum? Izayakum? Comment allez-vous tous? How are you all? I can’t believe it has been six weeks since we last chatted! Well, at least since I last had this one way conversation with you all, haha! I truly hope that you have all been having a wonderful winter and holiday season wherever you are in the… Read more →