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To All My Cups of Tea

Memoir by
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...

13 Ways of Looking at My Mother

Poem by
Jul 16, 2017 · 3 min read

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...

Encased in a Dead Body

Memoir by
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

Memoir by
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...


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Essay by
Jan 30, 2015 · 8 min read

Spurred by the tragic terror attacks in Paris, Muslims took to social media in January to positively reclaim the image of the Prophet...

Diary of a Syrian Refugee

Story by
Jan 18, 2014 · 9 min read

March 18, 2012 The noise of the fighting on the other side of the border has started up again, more a groaning clatter sputtering...

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...

A Bouquet of Love

Story by
Mar 5, 2013 · 7 min read

He gently laid the dried petals into the potpourri vase and swirled through them slightly. As the faint fragrance rose and wafted through...

Burn Away

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Poem by
Feb 27, 2013 · 4 min read

I. I walk upon what ceases to remain, Where neither wall nor beam was spared. I walk on broken glass of windowpanes On a night when no one...

Familiar Strangers

Memoir by
Jan 18, 2013 · 5 min read

Life’s circumstances can make you either bitter or better. Nineteen years into my life, I was finally blessed with the opportunity to...

The Red Agenda

Story by
Jan 15, 2013 · 13 min read

January 7th, 4:13 a.m. “What was she saying?” Stumbling and mumbling in the dark, he searched for the door in vain, trying to locate...

Jumping Off the World

Poem by
Sep 1, 2012 · 3 min read

“Have you ever felt like jumping off the world?” Upon the questioner’s face my gaze falls. Frozen tears avalanche and...