islamophobia

Bigly Fears

Last November, my journal was filled with pages blank from neglect. Donald Trump had just won the presidential election, and although writing often paves a way to truth for me, this time, I could manage only one sentence: I’m scared.      I’m scared had hummed over the last two decades of my life: I had…

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An Index of Small Stings

All-Girls I am visiting the all-girls boarding home outside of Guadalajara, Mexico where I’d once spent two years volunteering. Located at the end of a bumpy, cobblestone street in a town whose name literally translates to Farm City, this internado has no internet or cable, its only television stationed on a rolling…

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Angelina Jolie’s Powerful Plea Against the Muslim Ban

Angelina Jolie has become one of the most recognized spokespersons for the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (“UNHCR”). She has been volunteering for the UNHCR since 2001, and has donated millions of dollars and gone on more than 50 field missions. Jolie’s work has focused extensively on Muslim refugees, and having witnessed firsthand the…

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