Welcome to The PhDream

Over the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to find a career path that I truly enjoy and will allow me to make my mark in the world. Currently, I am in my second year of my PhD program at Wayne State University where I am studying health and social psychology with a […]

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Find out how to share your story here!

Hi there! Welcome to the Feature Friday page: a platform for people in the community to share their personal experiences and thoughts on topics. The purpose of this movement is to encourage people to step outside your comfort zone. If you are interested, please fill out this form! How it all began: I started a […]

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2.17.18 Feature Friday: I’m a survivor – Ammar Arshad

Growing up, my grandpa would tell me about his stories of helping people with his medicine. I wanted to follow in footsteps of my Grandpa and become a Pharmacist. At 18 years old, and just graduating high school, I was ready to take on those dreams…until I was diagnosed with colon cancer. My entire life […]

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January Ipsy Bag

Hey everyone! Here are my reviews of the January IPSY products I received 🙂 If you’re interested in getting IPSY bags, sign up here! It’s only $10 a month — I’ve been using it for a year and just renewed. PURLISSE BEAUTY Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask + Exfoliant It’s made with nourishing ingredients used in ancient […]

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2.9.18 Feature Friday: Hello? Its me I’m looking for – Aamina Ali

A lot of people have been asking me why I choose to be single. Honestly? Because I’m so in love with myself that it would take a pretty awesome person to catch my eye. Now that’s not to say that I don’t find a lot of people interesting, because I do, but that’s just because […]

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2.2.18 Feature Friday: My Hijab Story – Deena Farrukh

Asalaamu Alaikum, You might be someone who wants to fulfill their Creator’s wishes in dressing more modestly but doesn’t know where to begin. You might be planning on wearing hijab one day & are just surfing the web for tips. Maybe you’re already wearing hijab, but are struggling with self-confidence. Or you’re just trying to […]

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1.26.18 Feature Friday – Work in progress – Sujena Begum

I think a lot of people want to talk about talking about mental health, but not many are willing to actually talk about it. I deeply appreciate the people who do share, because it makes it easier for others like me to share as well. I didn’t want to just speak on normalizing this topic, […]

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Oreo Cheesecake

Ingredients: Full package of OREO Cookies 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted 5 packages cream cheese (8 oz. each) softened / at room temperature 1 cup sugar 3 Tbsp. flour 1 Tbsp. vanilla (or maple syrup as a substitute) 1 cup sour cream 4 eggs cooking spray or aluminum foil mini chocolate chips (optional) chocolate […]

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1.12.18 Feature Friday: SAAN Conference – Brown in Detroit

If you are interested in writing a Feature Friday post, don’t hesitate to email zuni@thephdream.com or just fill out this form!   Hi everyone, Zuni here speaking on behalf of Brown in Detroit! I wanted to take this Feature Friday to showcase an organization that is close to my heart and about a conference that helped […]

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December Sephora PlayBox

Yeah… so this is a little overdue but better late than never! Here is what I got in my box: IT COSMETICS: confidence in a a cream transforming moisturizing super cream   SMASHBOX: cover shot eye shadow duo in golden hour TOO FACED: better than sex mascara   BUMBLE AND BUMBLE: thickening volum hairspray   […]

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1.5.18 Feature Friday: My Light, My Flight – Khaled Almadhoun

Med school. It’s the path I chose over engineering, business, law, journalism, and even being a pilot. Why medicine? Well. I really don’t have a good answer for you. I can give you the cliché answer of serving the community. In reality, one day I got a C in a basic engineering class, called my […]

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