Tag Archive for Misconceptions

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 →

HEY! MUSLIMS! WHERE ARE YOU???

“An MFA???” “Yea, an MFA.” I always answer back with a sparkle in my eye and the BIGGEST SMILE! I smile not just because I am completely amused by the look on this person’s face, considering it’s the same reaction I get from just about everyone. No, I smile because I love hearing my own answer. An MFA. As I… Read more →