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“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 →

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 →

“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 →

Female, Muslim, and Single

I was sitting in a little hut overlooking the ocean at La Jolla Cove, taking cover from the hot sun in hopes of feeling a breeze from the ocean’s currents.   [My reading spot… Endless ocean. Endless beauty.]   I had just spent the last hour alone with my thoughts and needed a break from reality. As I pulled out… Read more →

Tariq & Rawan’s Wedding Photoshoot

Lovebirds San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, California I felt blessed to be asked to be the photographer at Tariq & Rawan’s wedding after being the photographer for their Nikaah or Katb il Kitab Ceremony. This photoshoot occurred at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden in Northern California, not too far from the bride’s home. Beautiful day and gorgeous couple! On… Read more →