Two Way Mirror

Isn’t it beautiful how we all develop through different stages? It’s beautiful how as adolescence we are learning how to discover the person we are deep down  Discovering one's true self is like a two way mirror A mirror functions in two ways One way is it shows us the reflection on our physical attributes … Continue reading Two Way Mirror

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Can you forgive a racist?

HAPPY EPISODE 5 PART 2 DAY! We have a talk with each other about what racism is, if it is forgivable and situations that may possibly be forgiven. I don't want to say too much here, check out the episode below! As always, YouTube and Spotify. Comment what you think, can you forgive a racist? … Continue reading Can you forgive a racist?

REVIEW: Chicago History Museum highlights Muslim voices in American Medina

Happy Friday everyone! It is finally time for the weekend and you know what that means...Well... you do, I don't. Aside from life being extremely chaotic lately, I visited the new American Medina exhibit at the Chicago History Museum this week. I must say, I went into this exhibit not knowing what to expect. As … Continue reading REVIEW: Chicago History Museum highlights Muslim voices in American Medina

Redemption: Thoughts of a Non-Palestinian Palestinian

To the girls in my village whose clothes I made fun of, to the teachers I silently cursed for not giving their English speaking students extra attention, to my father who made me hate him, to my mother who cries alone, and to Falasteen that I helped destroy:   Will this piece of literature redeem me?  … Continue reading Redemption: Thoughts of a Non-Palestinian Palestinian

Author Nevien Shabbneh

Happy Friday everyone! Two weeks into the new year and hopefully everyone is enjoying it so far! For the feature today, we have someone that I have admired for years. I was honored when she agreed to be a guest, this week we have the incredible Nevien Shabbneh! Nevien graduated with a bachelors degree in … Continue reading Author Nevien Shabbneh

QUESTION AND ANSWER MOM AND DAUGHTER ADDITION

Happy Friday! Welcome back to She Speaks Diversity! This is the third Friday of the month, A.K.A: Q & A day! Boy do we have a great Q&A for you this month! For December's Q&A, I asked my Instagram followers what they thought of possibly doing a mother and daughter segment, and the results were … Continue reading QUESTION AND ANSWER MOM AND DAUGHTER ADDITION

Genius Kiddos is a place for all to feel welcomed and build a community of hope

As students line up to enter Genius Kiddos tutoring center in Palos Hills on the south side of Chicago, they are greeted by teachers with a "Salam Alakkum." One by one they walk up the stairs to the second floor of the building to line up for Duhur prayer and head to class. Genius Kiddos … Continue reading Genius Kiddos is a place for all to feel welcomed and build a community of hope

Until Zero

120. Step off. Step back on. 119.8. Yes, I finally got under it. I look up at myself in the mirror, smiling at myself in celebration. I finally achieved big goal numero uno. Fifteen down, and ten to go before big goal numero dos. I shove the teller-of-truths (my scale) back underneath my bed and … Continue reading Until Zero

Episode 5 part 1

Hey everyone! Welcome back to another episode of The Veils of America! We had such a great discussion here that we decided to split the episode in half. This is part one of episode five where we rip on each other and tell funny stories about stereotypes we fall into. We played a game that … Continue reading Episode 5 part 1