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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November Ipsy Bag Review

Hi everyone! I am going to start reviewing some products I have received in my subscription boxes. I typically post the photo on my Instagram and will review them on my insta story so here is the first official one I did! Makeup Monday ! When you feel like crap but at least you can […]

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November Sephora Box / Origins Charcoal Mask Review

Didn’t do any shopping this weekend cuz I couldn’t… makeup my mind 🙈 but I got this months Sephora play box, so at least I have that going for me 💄check out my review for the Origins charcoal face mask in my instastory! A post shared by Zuni Jilani (@zunijilani) on Nov 27, 2017 at […]

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12.8.17 Feature Friday – When will I be an American? – Ayyub Khan

It’s November 24th, 2017, the day after thanksgiving. I’m visiting family in the burbs of Chicago. It’s my family, my aunt, my grandparents, and my uncle with his family from Ohio. We’re having leg roast for dinner because you can only eat so much turkey. We still need to have dessert because of course we […]

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The Necessity of Conflict

“Tension can be uncomfortable but necessary. The tension I had in my own life was I had came from the South Asian desire to pursue medicine while also pursuing other avenues of interest. It was a good way to go forward but also constrictive. I was part of the earlier South Asian immigrant wave and […]

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12.1.17 Feature Friday – From Shame to Self-Acceptance – Nazia Adil

As someone pursuing a career in the psychology field, it can be difficult to justify my decision to others in the community. There aren’t many who can relate to these struggles; which is why it is great to hear from someone who has gone through similar experiences before: Dr. Nazia Adil, a loving mother, wife, […]

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11.24.17 Feature Friday “Humare Zaamane Mein” – Salman Pervez

In the South Asian American communities, we notice a disconnect between generations. The immigrant population is fighting to hold on to their culture, beliefs, traditions, while the second generation is struggling with maintaining their own heritage and fitting in to the Western world. Through all the assimilation and acculturation, this generation gap makes it difficult […]

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How to Make the Most Smashing Mashed Potatoes

I love potato everything; they are the one vegetable that are delicious in every form. I also love Thanksgiving dinners. You can probably guess what my favorite dish is (okay… it’s a tie between pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes…) but today I’m going to show you all how I make the most delish mashed potatoes. […]

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11.17.17 Feature Friday #BeTheChange – Aamina Ali

Homelessness is an often stigmatized issue. People feel uncomfortable with giving money to homeless people on the streets because they are worried that they are going to use them for drugs or alcohol, or that they are criminals, sociopaths, evil, lazy, etc. However, a majority of homeless people have been through some of the most […]

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