I’ve been wanting to make this post for years. Recent events have made me think I shouldn’t have waited so long. If you are the parent of a child who is going through this: I know it’s hard for you to understand. I know it’s a lot to take in. I know you’re worried about… Continue reading Dealing with Depression and Anxiety as a Young Muslim
This has nothing to do with the actors themselves, and everything to do with Disney being culturally insensitive. Disney announced today that they have given the roles of Aladdin, Jasmine, and the genie to Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Will Smith respectively. A lot of people are upset by the fact that Naomi Scott is… Continue reading Why “Aladdin” casting is so upsetting
I can’t tell if everyone else has this problem, or if it’s just me. It’s too damn hard to find cute, modest clothes for summer. My closet is full of last year’s sweaters, a bunch of men’s t-shirts, and an embarrassing amount of plaid, none of which I can actually pull off. Most Muslim girls… Continue reading I hate fashion
I was never voted “Most likely to-” anything in high school, but I always liked the concept of superlatives. About a week ago the thought popped into my head that it’d be pretty funny to do for Ramadan. Every year we all fall into our own patterns. I will admit, I’m most likely to sleep… Continue reading Ramadan Superlatives
There’s just this overwhelming feeling of “Well, what the hell can I do about anything?” And I really don’t know.
I bought the domain “awkwardmuslimgirl.com.” I don’t know why, but I did, and here we are. Its all mine now. I’m too possessive for my own good. And really, I have no business spending money on a domain for a website that I hardly use. But I’ve spent more on things I’ve used even less,… Continue reading We’re Official!
My life hasn’t been very funny lately, and I was debating whether or not I should even keep this blog up. But I like the concept of it. I really like what it used to be, but then life got a little to busy and a little sad and kinda boring, so I didn’t post… Continue reading *Nervous Laughter*
At least, we think she was homeless. My mom and I were walking into a grocery store when a woman asked us if we could buy her something to eat. She was wearing faded denim shorts, an orange tank top, and flip flops. She looked to be in her late forties. She seemed harmless enough. Even before… Continue reading My Mom Bought Lunch For A Homeless Lady
Ugh. I was on my way to class, and these two ladies who were dressed like they were headed to a PTA meeting stopped me in the hallway. I felt them staring at me as I walked past them, but I didnt realize they were sizing me up. Of course I thought they were lost,… Continue reading “Do you want to join our bible study?”
Last semester there was a real creepy dude in my biology class, and he told me the worst pickup line I’ve ever heard. I thought he was just a harmless little foreign kid who knew I was way out of his league, but noooooo, he went for it anyway. Every day after class he’d follow… Continue reading The time some dude liked my eyes