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Flying While Muslim

As I board the plane, I look out the window, getting ready for the ride of a lifetime. I know there is something different about this time. For some reason everyone is looking at me, thinking I am different, thinking that I am “the weird one”. I have a window seat; the seat gives a […]

In a World of “After you” and “Ladies first”

It’s easy to get swept into this society’s norms In a World of “After you” and “Ladies first” All wrongs seem to come at you in the right forms. In a World of “After you” and “Ladies first” In a world where girls and guys can intermingle In a world where it’s a virtue to […]

My Twenty Minute Identity

As I walked into the Titanic Exhibit today, the man who checked my ticket handed me my boarding pass. ‘boarding pass?’ I thought… ‘to an exhibit?’ Little did I know for the next twenty minutes I would not be living under the name that my Father had given me at birth, rather I would be […]