"The more I treated babies, cried with families, and delved into science, the more humanistic I became. One might say that my faith strengthened, but not in the direction of the faith I was born into."
"It took me 35+ years of struggling to overcome what I saw as abuses within my own family, in relationships and in the workplace. As the oldest of five children in a traditional Arab Muslim household, I was the trailblazer."
“It felt like my whole body was one fire. It was 'whoosh' and then you don't know what to do. You can't breathe. I screamed for my mother…”
“All the time I was being suffocated all I could think of was… my five-year old son is watching this.”
“There are some details too disturbing to share - maybe one day I find the strength to tell them. For now though, it is enough to say I am free.”
"We're in a dark and long tunnel, but our vision should remain focused on the light at the end: the light of freedom and pursuit of happiness."
"What has always been perceived as immigrant is now the citizenry. I look at my son in wonder at his mixed heritage and the legacy of those that came before him."
"I refuse to accept that a sexual harassment victim has to stay quiet about the incident because it is supposedly 'shameful.' It is time for a change."
"As a woman of color and a Muslim, I have found it has been somewhat tumultuous navigating my true identity."
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