writing narratives and introducing ideas of urgency
This piece is a poem I wrote about my relationship to the SudaneseAmericann community in my hometown, as the daughter of a Sudanese immigrant father and an African American mother.
This Op-Ed was written as a response to a south Asian Muslim teen's college application essay to an elite institution. The essay was comprised of writing the phrase #blacklivesmatter, 100 times. This piece engages with ideas of race and class as they relate to pursuing higher education, and what it means for a non-black student to receive praise and recognition for such an essay.
This essay describes my own complicated and at times, painful relationship with Arabic, and my inability to speak it, as a second generation Sudanese American woman. It was published in my Universities Alumni magazine as an undergraduate feature piece.