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Adventure Diary of a Muslim-American Hijabi, entry #2

http://thebandchoice.com/corporate-bands/ Original entry on March 3, 2014 As my mom was driving and I sat in the passenger seat, we stopped at a light to turn left. The lane for oncoming traffic stopped right next to us. As the light turned green for both our lanes, a car next to us facing the other way and about to pass us stopped… Read more →

Zaatar & Labne Time! (Aka Middle Eastern Peanut Butter Jelly Time!)

“Haneen?” My friend stares at my lunch. “Yea?” I respond between bites. “Umm, what are you eating?” The look on her face tells me she’s both intrigued and slightly worried. I look down at the pita bread wrap in my hands. The paper towel holding it together is soaked with virgin olive oil and the green stuff my friend is… Read more →

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 →

Qana’ah (Satisfaction)

Salaam everyone! I’ve spent the last two weeks trying to sort out all the thoughts that have been attacking my writer-self. I spent an over excessive amount of time worrying that these thoughts are the main reason that I haven’t been able to write anything that I considered of substance since the beginning of the new year. Needless to mention,… Read more →

New Year? Bring. It. On.

Salaam lovely readers! Keef halkum? Izayakum? Comment allez-vous tous? How are you all? I can’t believe it has been six weeks since we last chatted! Well, at least since I last had this one way conversation with you all, haha! I truly hope that you have all been having a wonderful winter and holiday season wherever you are in the… Read more →