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Exploring an Identity (Part 1)

These past few weeks have been really interesting for me. Background: It is the first time I am visiting my motherland for a purpose other than family. It also happens to be my first time in a public health research setting (aside from an academic setting and a small community based organization I interned at… Continue reading Exploring an Identity (Part 1)

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Justice for Tonu & All Women in Bangladesh

On the 45th birthday of my Motherland, it pains me to write of such sadness. My heart aches. It has been for the past few days. I am a female. I have a mother, a sister, a friend. And then there was Tonu, in Bangladesh, who was only 3 years younger than me. There were… Continue reading Justice for Tonu & All Women in Bangladesh

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Sexism in Islam, or rather, lack thereof

I was reflecting on my study of women in religion. As a re-read one of my reflection papers, I thought I would share a quote from an incredible American female Muslim scholar. Society created differences—not religion. "There is no distinction between the male and female with regard to individual capacity. With regard to their potential… Continue reading Sexism in Islam, or rather, lack thereof

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Confessions of a (Female) Bengali Sandwich Artist

When I received the job offer to work at Subway from my dad’s friend this past summer, Making sandwiches…how bad could it be? The last thing on my mind was workplace sex discrimination or verbal assault. Little did I know, according to the Catalyst Organization, “46% percent of women believe they've experienced sex discrimination in… Continue reading Confessions of a (Female) Bengali Sandwich Artist