It's something that I still carry with me to this day.
I told my husband what I did and his reaction brought everything crashing down.
Because, alas, women can only have one life goal - to find and marry the perfect man, if he happens to be a doctor or lawyer, well then you've hit the jackpot.
I thought it was completely normal, until I realized that I'd lived my whole life as a lie.
Muslims prove they know how to feast after a month of fasting.
If I could speak to my younger self, I’d tell her to embrace her heritage.
That's why it was so troubling to hear a parent say that he would rather only the "Muslims of quality" attend events instead of everyone.
The white moms dumped half their candy in my pumpkin when I performed half-hearted Bollywood numbers on their doorstep.
This, my friend, is why your temporary discomfort at not knowing, is pleasing to this foreigner, for your longing to be on the ‘inside’ shows we aren’t so different after all.
There are some words that are hard to forget, words like, "Every strand of hair that I see on your head is a sin."
I feel a constant push and pull between the culture of my home and the culture that I am exposed to outside.
"It's all in your head. God doesn't give you more than you can handle."