Posts Tagged ‘high school’

A Friend’s Correspondence: If Ever a Heart Could Fly

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A Friend’s Correspondence: If Ever a Heart Could Fly

What do you see when you look back on your youth? Are any of your memories recorded? The following submission from F—– (she asked that we keep her and her friends’ names anonymous) is a relic of her sixteen year-old self. It is a study of youth and friendship, of language and writing, and a tribute to the love of hijab…

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Flying While Muslim

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Flying While Muslim

As I board the plane, I look out the window, getting ready for the ride of a lifetime. I know there is something different about this time. For some reason everyone is looking at me, thinking I am different, thinking that I am “the weird one”. I have a window seat; the seat gives a full view of the wing. The wing is elegantly painted in red, with black letters. Letters that spell out the name, Terry. The name brings back memories, memories that are unique, and make me who I am today. Flying in this airplane today reminds me of when I was flying through high school. Flying, while Muslim.

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