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

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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

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