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The Unexpected Has Been Kicking My Ass… but Failing to Keep Me Down

“Wow! The craziest things always happen to you, don’t they?” She shakes her head, as if I purposely run after the crazy moments that fill my life. “Yeah, SubhanAllah. I’m just always surrounded by…” I try to think of the right word to describe what I have thought were normal occurrences. “Adventure. No wonder you’re a writer. You always have… Read more →

Adventure Diary of a Muslim-American Hijabi, entry #9

apps to dating usa Original entry on December 1, 2014 I haven’t written one of these entries in a while despite the amount of crazy adventures I have been experiencing on a daily basis, especially in New York. Based on certain experiences, I sometimes joke that apparently all hijabis must look the same… Today, I was brought back to remembering winter quarter of 2009… Read more →

San Diegan in the City that Never Sleeps

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” – Sigmund Freud “You believe you haven’t been doing well for so long? You think you won’t find anything for you here?” I knew that look. He wanted a straight answer, no appeasing him and mama about how I have been faring after grad school.… Read more →