Mental Health

Mental Health Stigma Among Arab & Muslim Americans

[Ep. 20]  The Arab and Muslim American community has a long way to go when it comes to destigmatizing mental...

Letter to My Mother

[by Anonymous Guest Blogger] Mother, I remember the look on your face when you came inside that hospital room. You...

So Two Muslims Walk Into Starbucks: Or, My Hate Crime Experience!

So Two Muslims Walk Into Starbucks: Or, My Hate Crime Experience!

Tonight, I’m working from the Penn Station Starbucks. After some time, my laptop’s battery needed power, so I walked over to...

When I Was an Atheist

When I Was an Atheist

[Ep. 11] Faith-questioning, or doubting your religious beliefs, is not a unique experience. Those who are brought up in families of faith...

The #1 Reason Arabs & Muslims Live in Secrecy

The #1 Reason Arabs & Muslims Live in Secrecy

Like most people, Arab and Muslim Americans live in secrecy due to one universal human emotion: shame. In the winter...

No Filter: Secrets of the Arab & Muslim Diaspora

[Ep. 9] I spent most of my life living in shame. A few years ago, that changed when I took the...

How to Deal with Shame

[Ep. 4] Welcome back, friends. This is an important follow-up to podcast episode #3 on shame. Shame and stigma are huge...

Pride & Polygamy: Talking Taboo with Nawal Adamz of “Tales of a First Wife”

On an average autumn day in September 2015, a 25-year old Somali Muslim from Toronto, Canada received an unexpected and life-altering...

How Muslim Millennials are Rewriting History

Our generation of Muslim Millennials is, in fact, making history. Best the West started asking fresh questions.

5 Times Non-Muslims Stood Up for Muslims in 2015

Reimagining what our nation’s narrative on Islam can sound like in 2016 is a terrifyingly beautiful thing. Terrifying, because lionhearted non-Muslims are...

Goal-Setting: A Message to [Muslim] Millennials

If you’ve already neatly written your New Year’s resolutions in your new journal or purchased a new gym membership and fresh...

How I Found My Calling After Giving Up on My Dream

I’m pushing thirty and I still haven’t decided “what I want to be.” Am I screwed? This hasn’t always been the...