Tag Archive for Hijab

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 →

“I was 13 and Wear a Hijab – I Didn’t Expect My Teacher to Be Afraid of Me,” Published at Everyday Feminism

My personal essay has been republished by Everyday Feminism under the title, “I was 13 and Wear a Hijab – I Didn’t Expect My Teacher to Be Afraid of Me,” on Friday, January 29, 2016!  My essay was originally published by The Manifest-Station under the title, “At 13, I Didn’t Expect My Teacher To Be Afraid Of Me“. This was… Read more →

“At 13, I Didn’t Expect My Teacher To Be Afriad Of Me,” Published at The Manifest-Station

I am excited to share with you all my first ever published piece! My personal essay, “At 13, I Didn’t Expect My Teacher To Be Afraid Of Me,” has been published by The Manifest-Station on Friday, October 16, 2015! Excerpt: “At 13-years-old, I was a nerd. At 13, I was also beginning to struggle with my identity. I didn’t expect that… Read more →

Exactly 2 months and 1 day after I turned 13…

My hijab became the most significantly important article of clothing and element of my deen(religion) in my life. To put things in perspective, my birthday is on July 10th. I started wearing the hijababout a month after I turned 13, right before I started 8th grade. I started wearing the hijab in a moment of spontaneity. Looking back, I don’t… Read more →