In the Beginning – 16 Weeks of Digital Photography Class

I love photography. At least that is how Week 1 of the digital photography class at a community college begins for me. Signing up for a class was a normal trajectory of a general lack of success on the do-it-yourself pathway. I‚Äôve learned that I learn best, in most subjects, when given a formal classroomContinue reading “In the Beginning – 16 Weeks of Digital Photography Class”

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More Than>Syria

  Where do I begin to even share my thoughts on Syria. The slaughter of Syria. The human moral stain that is Syria. The collective human failure that is Syria. The suffering that is Syria. When I first wrote something public about Syria, it was a diatribe (it was) on how Friday sermons¬†unnecessarily brought up,Continue reading “More Than>Syria”

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The Intrepid Traveller

I had no intention of blogging through the entire VONA workshopping experience (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4a, Day 4b). The fact that I am is a testament to how inspired I am by all the intense writing energy, ideas, and the learning around me. Today was the final day, and it wasContinue reading “The Intrepid Traveller”

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30 Years an [North] American

Its a bit disconcerting to be in Karachi celebrating 30 years of immigrating to the United States. Yes, you read that right. I was a little under three years old when my mom and I migrated to the United States. I was born in Karachi, Pakistan. Thirty years later, here I am celebrating my cousinsContinue reading “30 Years an [North] American”

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Affad Shaikh x Shammy Dee Mixtape Collaboration

Lines- Music Inspired by Migration and Denizen I am packing up my clothes, getting my gear together for the People of Faith Root Causes Delegation to Central America. I got the music going, but its not a random playlist; its a collaboration with DJ Shammy Dee I recently initiated after attending Union Theological Seminary’s MillennialContinue reading “Affad Shaikh x Shammy Dee Mixtape Collaboration”

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