Bad Muslim Girls feat. Ramadan

April 26, 2016

  “Toss this outside,” she says, handing me a hot cigarette butt. As if I was thinking about dropping it inside the car. I roll my eyes, but she doesn’t notice because she’s too busy fanning the car for evidence of her indiscretions. She turns the air on full, pulling a can of aerosol deodorant … Read More

The No-Makeup Fast

July 20, 2015

I got my certification for makeup artistry this year so it’s safe to say that I live and breathe makeup. I’m one of those people that will go FULL glam as much as I can, even if it’s to go somewhere like the dentist’s office. The act of putting makeup on is one of my … Read More

Ramadhan Art

June 26, 2015

  Each year for Ramadhan, my family and friends text and email a slew of graphics that center on Islamic architecture, moon and stars, and other traditional aspects of the month, such as dates or reading the Qur’an. These graphics are generally decorated with elegant fonts in both English and Arabic wishing a “Ramadhan Mubarak” … Read More

Ramadhan 10 Timezones from Home

June 19, 2015

At 3.15 am I wake up to an alarm that makes the friend lying beside me grumble. For suhoor today, I eat a protein bar that tastes like cardboard, a glass of milk, a slice of peach pie, courtesy of one of my housemates for the summer, and three glasses of water. I go to bed … Read More