To A Mere Headscarf

You are spit at, ripped off, flown and lit. But when I advocate for you, shout out the world for you, they treat me like you. I am spit at,...

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To All My Cups of Tea

You calmed me the morning before an exam. You soothed me after long college hours in the afternoons. You gave me a boost whenever I needed...

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Hand Me Down Your Revolution

I say, “I think we, as a generation, are unlearning a lot of toxic ideas.” She says, “Unlearning has been focal in my growth as a...

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He Asked Her…

  He asked her If you were once what is beneath you, Then aren’t your sleeves a bit too see-through? Isn’t vulnerability...

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Something to Love

When you find a book you love, or when you watch or listen to something that touches your soul, one of the things that makes it more...

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13 Ways of Looking at My Mother

Her pale, slender fingers fly through my hair as she braids it in the kitchen on a Monday morning, while I panic, thinking of my bus to...

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Layla’s Miracle

The train slipped through the silent, snowy landscape. Most passengers were either returning home or vacationing. But one, a petite girl of...

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From Sadness to Satisfaction

Unexplainable sorrow alongside this blinding happiness as I read, With all my days of laziness and negativity, I now don’t agree. As...

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Dead Language

My heart sat on the window pane: bleaked; stripped; pounding. I reminisced of the stolen happiness sitting on my face. I rewrote my tears...

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What Makes Me Happy?

I love my Quran It helps me grow my eman I have already made a start By learning 9 surahs by heart I open it every day To lead me to the...

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