Tag Archive for Family

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 →

Palestine Photo Series

Palestine Photo Series Occupied Palestine, 2012   This Palestine photo series was inspired by my mama. I was honored and overjoyed when my mama asked me to go through the photos I took from my Palestine trip back in 2012 for the purpose of hanging them in the living room for all to view. The photos were chosen by my… Read more →

“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 →