Attiya Latif is a first-year at the University of Virginia who is hoping to double major in Political and Social Thought and Middle Eastern Studies. She intends to write for the duration of her existence in this life. When she does get a few blessed moments of spare time, she prefers to spend them either writing or poring over any book she can get her hands on. The number of her goals and dreams for the future is enough to rival the stars in the sky, but her greatest wish is to use her passion for writing and generate understanding and peace in a world that is filled with intolerance. She feels that it is extremely important to share her voice. Indeed, writing is as essential to life for Attiya as breathing; it is central to who she is and how she expresses herself. MYM was an incredible opportunity for Attiya to share her passion and experiences with other Muslim youth, and to further progress down the road of what she believes to be her greatest calling: literature.