Tag Archives: authenticity

under pressure – reconnecting with birth relatives

I met my oldest biological cousin in person, for the first time, several weeks ago. He’s a doctor and for the last few months has been a visiting resident at one of the most prestigious medical institutes in the United … Continue reading

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piercings, authenticity, and the search for an arab identity

I pierced my nose last November. As I reflect upon the last six months of aftercare, the small scar, and red skin surrounding the puncture wound that now sits at the center of my face adorning my left nostril, I … Continue reading

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