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This interview is with Omayya Saigal, an educator and aspiring speech therapist. Omayya discusses growing up in small town Eagle Pass outside of any Muslim community, then moving to San Antonio and joining the Muslim community there. She talks about…

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This interview is with Sehar Ezez, a Pakistani-American with experience organizing with marginalized communities. Sehar talks about growing up Muslim in Alabama and the struggles her family and extended Muslim community faced in the aftermath of…

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This interview is with Meili Criezis, a former member of the Institute for Diversity and Civic Life team. Meili talks about growing up as a minority in majority White spaces, and the negative impacts of racial dynamics on her high school experience…

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This interview is with Manahil Bilal, a young Muslim woman and software developer in Spring, TX. Manahil describes life in her close-knit extended family and tells the story of her immediate family’s immigration and their adjustment to life in the…

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This interview is with Sandy “Sakinah” Gutierrez, a Colombian-American revert to Islam and co-founder of the non-profit IslamInSpanish. Sakinah tells the story of being a spiritual seeker alongside her husband, and how the two ultimately found…

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This interview is with Negena Haidary, an Afghan-American Shia Muslim woman. Negena speaks about her relationships and experiences with her family, particularly as a first-generation American. She speaks about the impacts of 9/11 on her family, the…

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This interview is with Wajiha Rizvi, an attorney and writer living in Austin, TX. Wajiha tells the story of growing up in a small Shia community just getting its footing in the DFW area. She talks about the Partition of India in 1947, how that event…

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This interview is with Hasan Abbas, a Pakistani first-generation American who works in accounting. Hasan talks about his interest in culture, from American pop culture to traditional Pakistani culture, and his continuing efforts to participate in and…

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This interview is with Faegheh Shirazi, a professor in the Middle Eastern Studies Department at UT Austin. Faegheh talks about her family life and education in Iran before the Iranian Revolution, including her early exposure to education and religion…
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