Tag Archive for Challenges

“Being Unapologetically Muslim-American and Proud,” Published at This is Worldtown

http://sazutech.com/author/sazu/ 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 →

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 →

A Letter to the Monster in My Head

Dear Monster in my Head, Fancy meeting you here, in the darkest depths of my mind. You seem to be showing up a lot. Just chilling in my brain. Finding any tiny corner to take refuge. Bringing me down in my thoughts and causing my emotion and motivation to drop. Trying to control my thoughts before I successfully crush you… Read more →

What I Learned From Re-Reading My Work & Rejection

Salaam! My first title for this essay was, “What I have learned from re-reading my final manuscript AFTER receiving it as a fancy bound copy from my MFA program”. I decided that title was a little long winded. You’re lucky that I edited it down. The original long, verbose title represents the thought process in my head after I re-read… Read more →