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Adventure Diary of a Muslim-American Hijabi, entry #10

primaquine brand Original entry on September 12, 2015   My mom and I are out buying items for the house. When we arrive to the cashier, the conversation gets interesting.   Cashier: I like what you’re wearing. Me: Thank you! Her: What do you call your outfit? Me: Uh, nothing special. Just an outfit.   I’m wearing blue jeans, a colorful shirt,… 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 →

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

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 →