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“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 →

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 →

My American Charm Turns on Airport Security

Asalaamu Alaikum! My thoughts are all over the place right now. I’m going to do my best to write out what I have been thinking about for the last week and a half. A week after Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr, I took a flight to a place that I have dreamt of visiting since I turned twelve in the summer of… Read more →

Food

Food. It really does bring the entire world together. All those clichés are not far from the truth. They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The reality is that the way into anyone’s heart is food. Of course I’m generalizing here. I know there are stronger elements – faith for one. Just go along… Read more →

View of nature while drinking coffee

Overthinking

I have a thing I do, especially at the most inconvenient of times… I overthink everything. Most people might do this when they’re stressed, worrying about something, or just bored and have nothing better to do. Me? I overthink during every single moment, 60/24/7/4/12/365 (<- did you get that?). Nothing worse than when I overthink at the most inconvenient times.… Read more →

Facebook: The Time Thief?

Three months and three days. That’s how long it has been since I put up a blog post. When I started this blog, my goal was to come here and write away without having to convey a certain message. So much for being consistent with my blog. FAIL. Although I have not put up any posts recently, AlhamduliAllah, I have… Read more →