Tag Archive for culture

“I was 13 and Wearing a Hijab – I Didn’t Expect My Teacher to Be Afraid of Me,” Published at Everyday Feminism

Get the facts My personal essay has been republished by Everyday Feminism under the title, “I was 13 and Wearing a Hijab – I Didn’t Expect My Teacher to Be Afraid of Me,” on Friday, January 29, 2016!  My essay was originally published by The Manifest-Station under the title, “At 13, I Didn’t Expect My Teacher To Be Afraid Of Me“. This was… Read more →

“At 13, I Didn’t Expect My Teacher To Be Afriad Of Me,” Published at The Manifest-Station

I am excited to share with you all my first ever published piece! My personal essay, “At 13, I Didn’t Expect My Teacher To Be Afraid Of Me,” has been published by The Manifest-Station on Friday, October 16, 2015! Excerpt: “At 13-years-old, I was a nerd. At 13, I was also beginning to struggle with my identity. I didn’t expect that… Read more →

My American Charm Turns on Airport Security

[This post was written in 2012 and left unedited. I knew the risk I was taking by sharing this as a Palestinian. It was a way for me to begin processing the experience of visiting Palestine, by entering through Tel Aviv, Israel just to visit my father’s birthplace, my parents’ homeland and ancestor’s land. I polished a portion of this… Read more →

Food

Food. It really does bring the entire world together. All those clichés are not far from the truth. They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The reality is that the way into anyone’s heart is food. Of course I’m generalizing here. I know there are stronger elements – faith for one. Just go along… Read more →