Mother and Daughter

Sometimes all I want, is to go home.  My friend Amina had told me that her mother had a sweet smile. She knew what her mother would smell like, and would often find it hard to sleep without that smell. One day her mother was out late for “work”, and Amina told me that that […]

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Losing Sleep

“Tania sleeps with her eyes open, tears making them wet, staring at the ceiling with a myriad of thoughts running through her mind. “This isn’t sleeping. This is torture.” She gets up, ties her hair into a bun, and slides back into her blanket, trying again to welcome some sleep in her life. Doesn’t work. […]

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How it all started…

It was a rainy day in mid-February or March I think. Like always, I had underestimated the Stony Brook weather forecast, and gone out for my morning lecture wearing a simple rain jacket with a hoodie, thinking the hoodie would be enough to protect me from the rain. Boy was I wrong. The moment I […]

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Lost and Found

A month of prayer and vigilance is coming to an end, and many of us are only beginning to see. See the blessings we are surrounded with. Go check your wardrobe. Do you have enough Jordans and Yeezys to wear on Eid? You can’t go to any two aunty’s houses wearing the same pair of […]

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Hardships

Okay so a lot of people know it for a fact, that I went though a lot of hardships in life. When I was a little girl, I lost my parents….at the supermarket…for ten minutes. TEN LONGEST MINUTES OF MY LIFE. But that’s not all. One time, I was dancing in the bathroom, thinking I’m […]

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