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Welcome to sister-hood

Experiences

Sheroes of the Subcontinent

I was born to a family of feminists in the subcontinent where a culture of women’s subordination persists, including female infanticide. Women are left behind in all development indicators: in Pakistan the literacy rate is 55%, which includes those who…

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Experiences

I’ve got my own me to be

My sweet and beautiful mother passed away. May her soul rest in peace. It shook my whole world. Never again will I hear her voice, or be able to hug her. That one irreplaceable person is not here anymore. As…

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Interviews and Reviews

Voice of the Tunisian Revolution

An interview with Emel Mathlouthi Emel Mathlouthi is a Tunisian singer-songwriter currently residing in New York. Her music played a significant role in inspiring Tunisian pro-democracy protesters, earning her the title of ‘voice of the Tunisian Revolution.’ She has since performed…

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Opinions

Battling hordes

It is 2017, but it might as well be 1827 or the VIIth century BCE for that matter. Visions of the Middle East and Muslims in general have changed little… We are still the battling hordes, using women as slaves…

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Opinions

The business of slavery

People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved, and people are being used. But standing up and speaking out for what is…

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Poetry

Grief

she has her father’s hands filled with soft oceans.   to sleep i would lay next to him listening to The Voice of Peace salt-water-air filling the room as i wrapped my small hands around his (my body a fraction…

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Opinions

From Manchester, with love

I’m sure most of you have heard about the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester city centre on Monday night. A suicide bomber targeted fans leaving an Ariana Grande concert at the MEN Arena with a nail bomb. So far, there…

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Poetry

The sound of a dying heart

Do you not hear the sound of hope falling? It shatters as it hits the ground It clinks, it clanks Do you know what words sound like as they disappear? It is a backwards whisper An uncomfortable removal of syllable,…

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Opinions

The perils of a black student

I remember my entire first week of university, because I spent the majority of it terrified and rushing to go back to the comfort zone that was my bedroom. Why am I always the only black student in all of my…

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Experiences

What it means to be a White Muslim

‘Where are you from?’ ‘I grew up here, actually.’ ‘No, but where are you really from? Like really?’ I pause and take an uncomfortable look around. ‘Well, my ethnicity is Afghani.’ A short silence usually follows the last part of…

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Opinions

Day 122 in the age of Trump

Irony, satire, and even political slapstick are facing extinction. Everyday an item that should be a headline in the Onion is a New York Times lede. It’s hard to keep up with either the domestic or foreign news. On the…

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Opinions

What it means to be a hijabi in America

Hijab (n) – A piece of covering worn by a Muslim woman. Hijab according to an Islamophobe (n) – A headscarf worn by a terrorist or oppressed Muslim woman. Over the last few years, Islamophobia in the US has increased…

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