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Eid traditions: Ittar, bangles and prayer

Stories from The Book

Excuses and fibs piled up: I was sick or I had to go to a wedding. As I grew older, this began to change, and I attempted to educate people on the traditions that I practiced, to see the beauty in the religious practices that I also saw.
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Redefining diversity

Mixed Feelings

After being in this environment for so long and having countless discussions about diversity and inclusion, I began to question my definition of diversity. I wondered if, when I was looking for diverse campuses, I was really just looking for the most multicultural ones.
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Rooted in community

Stories from The Book

I am fond of these academic check-ins from family. It lets me know that there are many people vested in my education and my well-being. I am not alone.
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Tear that castle down

Overconsumption

Opening the cupboard that day, there was the wall of cups looking as tall and thick as the Hoover Dam, apparently impenetrable by me. Although my first instinct was to rip those cups out of the wall in a fit of rage, I managed to restrain my emotions, because deep down, I was not that surprised.
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