Shaziya Barkat Author

Shaziya Barkat is currently a student pharmacist at Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Pharmacy. Aside from her interest in pharmacy, she also holds a strong passion for photography, art, reading, and writing. Shaziya believes that with words comes self-expression and that everyone has a story that needs to be heard. She joined MYM in hopes of using her passion for writing to not only self-reflect upon her life and Islam, but also to depict the day to day struggles, hopes, experiences, and perspectives of a young Muslim woman.

An Uninvited Guest

Shaziya Barkat
Poem by
Jan 11 · 4 min read

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...

Delving Through Layers of Sabr

Shaziya Barkat
Essay by
Oct 3, 2016 · 6 min read

It’s all a vivid memory. I remember those sunny afternoons filled with young, bright laughter and the arms that raised me and my cousins...

The Blank Canvas of Generosity

Shaziya Barkat
Essay by
Feb 11, 2016 · 4 min read

An encouraging smile as you pass a stranger. An uplifting word to a brother or sister. A brief moment of full attentiveness as a friend...

I Will Not Be Gunned Down

Shaziya Barkat
Memoir by
Feb 23, 2015 · 4 min read

I stood staring at myself in the mirror, carefully wrapping my headscarf around my hair. The image stared back at me, clear as water. And...