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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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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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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