I began this blog while I was spending 7 weeks in New York City conducting interviews for my undergraduate honors thesis, and I wanted to document the process. I graduated from Stanford University in June 2012 with a degree in Religious Studies with departmental honors. My honors thesis, entitled "'Finding That Right Place Where I Fit': Hybrid Identities of Young American Muslim Women" focused on interviews with eleven Muslim women in the United States ages 20-40, and examined how they build and negotiate their identities as both American and Muslim within American society.
After many unexpected twists and turns, I find myself as a ministerial intern at the First Church in Boston, on my way to becoming a Unitarian Universalist minister. It wasn't where I expected to be when this all began, but it feels right!
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