bangladesh, identity, immigrant experience

for your 241st birthday-

it has been an interesting year being American or rather contemplating "what am I?" [because I've mentioned before, "I'm from New York" never sufficed] too foreign for my mother-land too "FOB*" to be from here so what I am was lost somewhere between land, water, and the sky I am a woman I am an… Continue reading for your 241st birthday-

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public health

“Dui-ti shontaner beshi noy…”[“Not more than 2 children…”]

Background: International Centre for Diarrheaol Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) is a research institution "committed to solving public health problems facing low- and middle-income countries through innovative scientific research – including laboratory-based, clinical, epidemiological and health systems research." I am a bit ashamed to admit that just a few months ago, I questioned who would to… Continue reading “Dui-ti shontaner beshi noy…”[“Not more than 2 children…”]

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Farzana…a lady in leopard print in a jungle!

Yesterday as I got out of the Metro station, I realized a man holding a clipboard awkwardly smiling at me standing in my way... My brain was too slow to realize that he was one of those fundraising people and I got swooped up into an introductory conversation with him after asking me for a… Continue reading Farzana…a lady in leopard print in a jungle!