“I am a Muslim American, and I don’t belong here. For the all four years of high school, these are the words…”Read More
"I am from running, shrieking with laughter
Games we used to play
I am from lessons of teenage years
With tears on my pillow, unanswered cries..."
"I know this is just a test. How strong can I be. A test. It was my decision to preserve my dignity.
A test. You can hate on me all you want, but it won't hurt you see... It's a challenge for people..."
"“Answer”, “Star”, “Onstar”. Everyone struggled to pronounce my name properly, and for most of my life I did not care what they called me. In fact, it was nice to be called nicknames. It was nice to hide behind a name that did not have meaning or weight or stereotype . It was nice to have a cloak of ambiguity. But names have value. Names have..."Read More