The revival of Moideen

Cal in Color

photo of columnist Moideen Moidunny

As “Deen,” I no longer had to be the ambassador for my name’s origin. I could just be an “American,” freed from the shackles of my name’s uniqueness in this country.
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photo of columnist Moideen Moidunny

Sex on Friday

Cal in Color

Sociocultural ideologies have affected my understanding and approach to not just my sexuality, but to women in general.
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photo of columnist Moideen Moidunny

Another view of privilege

Cal in Color

I received this lofty treatment merely because, as an American, my relatives subconsciously associated me with capital and with power — or, more specifically, with access to it.
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photo of columnist Moideen Moidunny

‘Mom, I can’t focus’

Cal in Color

 I was somewhat aware of my erratic pursuits of dopamine and novel stimuli, but the problem was that there wasn’t a language in my culture to identify and to describe these issues, and certainly not in a healthy, constructive way.
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Patient and kind

Cal in Color

I’ve realized that, as a writer, I can’t completely bridge this gap between you and me, no matter how much I may try or how similar we are. I can only represent myself: weaknesses, strengths and all.
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