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Getting Bud-wiser

Overconsumption

From frat parties to fancy bars there was never a shortage of people around me chanting, chugging and challenging each other to consume alcohol.
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‘Cause she wakes up in the morning

You Are What You Habituate

The day ahead can be whatever I want to create of it. I can imagine how the day might unfold while sitting back in my chair calmly eating my bowl of cereal or morning spinach, not yet feeling the pressures of productivity.
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The anatomy of a name

Mixed Feelings

And while my dad couldn’t control the balance of my facial features, he did give me the one concrete thing he could — his mother’s name, Hafsa, and his family name, Tatah. He gave them to me so I was always aware of the family I was a part of and had something to show for it.
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Lessons from Sunday school

Stories from the Book

Within the confines of the walls of my mosque classroom, I could freely talk about situations and I felt comfortable to grow and learn about the world.
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Bundles of Bumble love

Overconsumption

I pulled out my phone and within minutes, my iPhone had presented me with more viable dating options than I had seen in my entire time at UC Berkeley.
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A rolling room with tinted windows

You Are What You Habituate

In one way I was liberated when I came to the Bay Area car-less, becoming more pedestrian and exploring the city at 3 miles per hour. But in another I was deprived of my mechanic, metal safety blanket.
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So you’re a 12-year-old hajji?

Stories from The Book

My mom had picked me up from school that day, and she told me that I was to miss a month of school. At 12 years old, I was receiving the opportunity to trek to the other side of the world, stay in Saudi Arabia and complete the spiritual and religious journey that is the hajj.
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