Feature Friday – Saving the Earth: The Last Straw – Fadumo Ali

The Earth is our only home, and we should treat it as such. Massive amounts of plastic waste are being poured into the oceans every year, to be exact eight million tons of plastic. Straws only make up a small portion of this waste a year, but they pose intense dangers to the wildlife. Straws […]

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Feature Friday: Not Good Enough – Tahmid Chowdhury

To escape the imprisonment of King Minos of Crete, Daedalus fashioned two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers for himself and his son – Icarus. Before their flight to freedom, Daedalus warned Icarus not to fly too close to the sun, nor too close to the sea. If Icarus got too close to […]

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Feature Friday: Living with In-Laws – Yusra Jafferany Khan

I have had a lot of people ask me to write about this. This is quite a personal topic so I’ve hesitated for a while. Judgements on decisions like these are plentiful, but alas, here are my honest thoughts. Again, DISCLAIMER: These are just my thoughts, my personal opinions and my personal decisions. Whatever has worked for me/works […]

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Feature Friday: 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 Friday: 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 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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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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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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