An Uninvited Guest

an uninvited guest settles in the valley of my heart makes a home within my chest and refuses to depart the mountains of my lungs are...

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Oh, All the Kitchens You Will See

There are many things being a girl has taught me. I have learnt, in the past sixteen years, how to make compelling conversation, how to...

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Discovering (I Knew Nothing of) the Black Experience

How much do I really know about the black experience? I am of Bangladeshi descent, but I grew up in a black-majority county and went to...

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Unrequited Love

I ran through the doors, leaving behind startled nurses and doctors. “Where’s the emergency room? Where is he?” I shouted....

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A Silent Reconciliation

He sighed, trudging towards the bathroom. His day had consisted of chai, tables, charts and angry clients. He had come home to find out...

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Service for Humanity: My Experience in Baton Rouge

“That’s the house about a quarter mile straight ahead, and that’s actually their car right there.” I looked to my right, as we got...

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Khawlah & the Newbie: Part 2

Continued from Khawlah & the Newbie: Part 1 That’s my cue. Tucking my gum into the corner of my mouth to save for later, I step out...

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Khawlah & the Newbie: Part 1

“It’s Afra,” she says wearily. “My name is Afra. Your name is Khawlah. It’s not hard to call people by their names you know. And...

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Where Will You Turn?

When the going gets rough, where will you turn? When inside the chest you have a sensation that burns And a myriad of enemies attack you so...

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Makkah: The Kingdom of Hearts

“Indeed, there is in the body a morsel of flesh, if it is sound and wholesome, then the whole body will be sound and wholesome and if it...

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