Manahil Bilal

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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 US. She discusses her relationship with her Pakistani and Muslim identities over time and learning to embrace them despite misunderstandings by those around her. Manahil also talks about how 9/11 was taught in her schools, including misinformation by teachers and underemphasis on the long term impact the attacks had on Muslims and those perceived to be Muslims in the US.

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