Identity Tag Archive

The Trilogy

Poem by
May 30, 2016 · 2 min read

The opening of your peculiar story, Page one, heartbeat. A divinely written book, with the ink of prophecy Detail of every provision...

Girl Hyphen Human

Memoir by
Jun 14, 2015 · 5 min read

When I was a little girl I constantly wondered what it would be like to have a double-barreled name. To have two parts of a whole anchored...

Balancing My Muslim & American Identity

Memoir by
Apr 2, 2015 · 6 min read

My stomach clenched. Surrounded by an unpleasant stench in the gym, I froze with fear as my physical education teacher informed us that...

The Eye of the Artist

Poem by
Sep 3, 2013 · 3 min read

She sees herself in black and white: No vibrant hues, no trace of life. No shade, no texture, spark of hope Just insufficient paint-brush...

To Tape to My Dorm Wall

Poem by
Mar 13, 2013 · 3 min read

My sister, know that only a prayer keeps us afloat for tomorrow: pulling down, pushing through the boarded window. I pack three suitcases...

Are You Different?

Poem by
Dec 5, 2009 · 3 min read

“Islam began as something strange, and will revert to being strange as it began. So give glad tidings to the strangers.” -The...