Memoir

Under Cover – On Being an American Muslim Reporter

MYM Staff
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Jan 20 · 11 min read

One year ago, at around midnight on election night, I sat in the back corner of a local restaurant and bar with my laptop, filing a story...

The Experiences of a Black And Muslim Girl Living in America

Fatimata Cham
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Jan 15 · 5 min read

I sit here and try to write, but it comes up as a blank. You would think that it would be easy to write about something like this, but...

A Melody of Gratitude

Sarah Anwar
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Oct 28, 2017 · 4 min read

From the precise arrangement of petals on a rose to the face of the lake that glitters in the sunlight, the beauty witnessed in the life...

To All My Cups of Tea

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Aug 31, 2017 · 5 min read

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...

Hand Me Down Your Revolution

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Aug 21, 2017 · 5 min read

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...

Something to Love

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Jul 23, 2017 · 3 min read

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...

A Story of Hope

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Jun 15, 2017 · 7 min read

It is nearly a decade now. The episode of depression that I went through. I lost everything and I had nothing. The more I tried to swim to...

Are You Talking About Sujood?

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Jun 15, 2017 · 9 min read

I stood beside her bed where she lay motionless. Her eyes were closed and her face expressionless and for a second I thought she was...

Brownie Points: A Chocoholic’s Dream Come True

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Apr 5, 2017 · 6 min read

I have a sweet tooth, a chocolate tooth and a filled tooth. The filled tooth is a result of the sweet tooth. In order to keep the filling...

Encased in a Dead Body

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Apr 2, 2017 · 12 min read

It was a difficult day. My wife and I left weekend school early to attend the funeral prayer and burial of a community member’s father. I...

Helping My Forgotten Family

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Mar 24, 2017 · 9 min read

I sat in the car, wringing my hands. When my mother in law mentioned that she was coming to do this, I had jumped at it, thinking of it as...

Oh, All the Kitchens You Will See

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Jan 3, 2017 · 10 min read

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...