Murriam Hamid: Distorted Identity

“My mother giving up her life and revolving it around mine set the expectation that I would one day do the same for my husband and children.” Murriam Hamid shares her journey to grasping her self-worth in “Distorted Identity: A difference between Religion and Culture.” They sat in despair as the doctor confirmed what they […]

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Murriam Hamid: Distorted Identity

Mahjabeen Malik: On Being a Single Muslim Woman

“I found Americans to be very supportive, very kind and very helpful. But discrimination exists no matter where you are.”

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Mahjabeen Malik

Rohan D’Abreo: Envisioning Success and Striving for Meaning

“I celebrated Ramadan, my Muslim friends would celebrate Christmas or Easter, someone else would celebrate Diwali. That was life. No one ever said oh you’re different, or we’re different, or oh we can’t come to your house because you do things differently.”

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Rohan D'Abreo

Michelle Mekky: Fear is What Holds Us Back

“We have two kids, they’re named Adam and Hannah (both Biblical names that can be in Hebrew and Arabic) because we wanted them to obviously be cross-cultural names.”

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Michelle Mekky

Fereshteh Forough: Code to Inspire

Fereshteh Forough founded Code to Inspire to empower Afghan women with skills in technology and entrepreneurship — all from her laptop in New York City. Fereshteh Forough: “I was born in a small town at the border of Iran and Afghanistan. My greatest inspiration has been my mother, who would make dresses to support our […]

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Fereshteh Forough