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A Look in the Mirror

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A Look in the Mirror

Sitting in the salon, waiting for my cousin who was getting her hair highlighted, the woman at the counter who used to do my eyebrows asked me why I had stopped getting them done. She was a Catholic, and I didn’t know how to convey my thoughts to her. I didn’t know how to start, and I didn’t know what to say, maybe because I had never before thought about explaining that decision to a non-Muslim. How do I tell her my story? I wondered.

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Beautifully Patient

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Use Your Gifts

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Use Your Gifts

It all happened on exam day. I noted that perhaps I was the only one in the examination hall who didn’t look that tense. Well, I was a little nervous but of course, I tried not to show that. I sat with both my hands at the back of my head and watched the panicking girls around me. It was fun. My fun didn’t last long though, as the invigilator started distributing our exam papers. However, even that didn’t put off my mood. I was more amused at the sight of the extraordinary reactions of my classmates but it all soon changed when the invigilator gave the paper to a girl next to me. She looked at me and smiled. I could tell that she had a few things to talk to me about but before she came to me, a voice boomed into the hall.

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Speaking to Hearts

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Fight or Flight

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Fight or Flight

I keep trying to decide if I will stay and fight
I know you expect me to tuck my tail and take flight
Not merely a choice it’s obligatory on me
To stand firm and fight for the right to simply be

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