Tag Archive for SoCal

Coronado Island, CA

higgledy-piggledy Coronado Island in San Diego, California Where the sun is always shining, the blue skies are clear, the ocean is always inviting, and the sands glitter… San Diego truly lives up to its nickname, America’s Finest City. Having been born and raised in San Diego, it’s difficult to choose between the incredible beaches here, but Coronado will always be my… 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 →

The Misadventures of a Lost Hijabi in Brooklyn

Seeking adventure? Love getting lost in new cities?? If you need advice or tips on “how to best get lost on the subway system and wander into shady neighborhoods only to find yourself in the boonies terrified for your life” I’m your girl! Worried that you have always had a great sense of direction? No worries! I’m here to change… Read more →

Bilal’s Graduation from SDSU

After a very fun pre-graduation photoshoot with his best friend, I had the pleasure of attending Bilal’s Commencement Ceremony from San Diego State University. The outpouring of love from family and friends for the graduate was exciting to capture!         [All images belong to Haneen Oriqat Photography. Logo placement intended for website copyright purposes.] Read more →

Health Fair at ICSD

Health Fair at the Islamic Center of San Diego   A Health Fair was held for the community of the Islamic Center of San Diego on a sunny Saturday morning through the afternoon. Students and physicians from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy volunteered their time, knowledge, and work to educate the… Read more →

My Father: The Strongest Man in My Life

I say this all the time, but never enough times: I love my parents. They are my number one supporters and will always be my role models and friends. I talk about my mom a lot. All my friends know my mother and have expressed to me how much they love her. Growing up, my mother was never just a… Read more →