You may have read my post about deciding to take a school trip to Istanbul. While the experience was enriching, thrilling, educational, and cemented my love for the city, this one experience stands out because it causes great pain in my heart: feeling ostracized in a mosque. I have some ideas of why I felt […]Read more "A Letter to My Son: Ostracized From Islam"
Graduate school. I had visions of international travel, independent studies and research, excellence, publication, and expanding horizons. In reality it’s been a series of disappointments as I’ve had to adjust my expectations to balance having a family and school. I had imagined part time school, where I could set a more leisurely pace to my […]Read more "A Crisis of Self"