Tag Archive for Islam

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 →

“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 →