Tag Archive for Islamophobia

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 →

Where Are You REALLY From?

San Diego. Born and raised. Yearning to one day experience living in other areas of the world. But, seriously, where are you REALLY from? I absolutely LOATHE this question when it comes from someone who has no purpose for asking other than to justify their notion that you’re definitely not from “around here”, also known as not looking “American”. Story… Read more →

Why Do You Write?

Up until I decided I wanted to dedicate my time to writing over wanting to be a lawyer, the majority of the questions I received from people were all related to my hijab and why I chose to wear it. It made a lot of sense to me for people to be drawn to the most visible and “different” item… Read more →

Quarter of a Century Old

Asalaamu Alaikum! I think I’m an adult now. Or, at least, I’m supposed to be. I know it’s been forever since I’ve put up a blog post. Forever is quite the understatement. I promised more updates and lots more about my adventures in Palestine last fall, but time has literally escaped from my hands. I haven’t touched my travel pictures… Read more →