Solstice Magazine — Finalist

Susan Muaddi Darraj’s story, “The Fall,” has been named a finalist a short fiction contest by Solstice Literary Magazine: A Magazine of Diverse Voices. The story will appear in the …

Poetry for Mother’s Day

On this Mother’s Day, I am grateful for a beautifully-produced, slim volume of poems by my friend, Lalita Noronha. The book is dedicated to her own mother, Agnes Mary Noronha, …

Surviving Mommy-ville

Last week, I attended a conference on teaching pedagogy and strategy, which was generally uneventful and filled with such in-the-box phrases as “thinking outside the box” and “we must empower …

Until There’s an Arab-“American Girl”

This essay was read on WYPR’s weekly show, “The Signal,” produced by Aaron Henkin. This Christmas, I’m surprising myself. I’ve just purchased a doll for my daughter that costs more …