Tag Archive for Travel

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 →

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 →

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 →

The [Late] NYC Tourist

Touristy Times in Manhattan, New York City Six months and a week of my life were spent on the East Coast. While this may not seem like a lot to fellow travelers or those who move around a lot, uprooting my life for six months with no definite return date was definitely an insanely spontaneous and adventurous decision I made… Read more →

La Jolla, CA

La Jolla in San Diego, California “I am a tiny seashell that has secretly drifted ashore and carried the sound of the ocean surging through its body.” Edward Hirsch As a San Diego native, whenever I need to relax, I always choose a beach location. However, before college, I didn’t have access to a car and went along to whatever beach… Read more →

Coronado Island, CA

Coronado Island in San Diego, California Where the sun is always shining, the blue skies are clear, the ocean is always inviting, and the sands glitter… San Diego truly lives up to its nickname, America’s Finest City. Having been born and raised in San Diego, it’s difficult to choose between the incredible beaches here, but Coronado will always be my… Read more →