Feature Story: New Beginnings – Hajrah Farooqi

“You’re going to Pakistan.” My dad had declared it. 2016 was definitely the most difficult year of my life. It was the year I transitioned from a kid into an adult. My entire life, all I had ever known, was life in America. It had never once occurred to me that I would ever be […]

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Feature Story: Positivity Starts Here – Afeefeh

Pain sucks. It’s true. While emotions are mild, beautiful, heartbreaking, they are often accompanied by anger, sadness, saltiness, and many other thoughts and feelings. We tend to feel pain acutely and for a variety of reasons. Too regularly, those reasons center around another person or group of people. Recently, I experienced a variation of pain […]

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Feature Story: 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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Feature Story: 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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Feature Story: 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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Feature Story: 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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Feature Story: 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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Feature Story: 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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Feature Story: Dear Dad – Ibraheem Nadeem

Dear Dad, I miss you. Musa, Abdullah, Maria, and Mom all miss you. We miss you a lot, Dad. There isn’t a day that goes by without thinking about you. “What if my Dad was here…?” “What would Dad do in this situation?” ”If Dad was here, then things would be so much easier.”  The […]

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