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by Amanda Quraishi

Part 8: A Perfect Storm

Read Part 7:  Thunderbolt A perfect storm was brewing.  As if this bizarre love triangle I was involved with were not enough to deal with, one of the elders in my congregation began sharing apostate-style information he researched about the organization and it’s teachings with me and several of the other young people.  I started…

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by Amanda Quraishi

#13: Arshia Khan

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Born in Pakistan and moved to NYC when I was 10 days old! Single mom, sister, daughter, friend, free spirit &foodie! I could watch the Food Network and Cooking Channel all day, I truly believe one of the best ways to let someone you know you love them, is cooking them their favorite meal! Always…

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by Amanda Quraishi

That One Time When I Jumped Out Of An Airplane

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So. The Jump. I’ve always wanted to skydive, and my friend Eman Ghanem proposed that we take advantage of a Groupon earlier this year and go around our birthdays. (We’re both March babies). We recruited the fearless Fatima Nidali-levens to come with us and brought along Saadia Larouz, my daugher and Eman’s son. Up until…

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by Amanda Quraishi

#12: Jeh DeVraj

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17 y/o Canadian high school senior who is obsessed with American politics Pursues this obsession through the #Maddow tag on Twitter (and through this tag has interacted with awesome people like Q!) Is frequently bored, so attends university during the summer (Cambridge – Harvard – Stanford) Gayyyyyyy (actually queer but gayyyyyy is more fun to…

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by Amanda Quraishi

WE DID IT! Funds raised for Afghan Institute of Learning Surpassed Goal!

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At the beginning of 2014 I announced that I would be leading a fundraising initiative to raise money for girls in Afghanistan to receive a first-class education through the Afghan Institute of Learning.  I am thrilled to announce that my community of friends, family and colleagues was able to raise more than $10,000 in just…

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Part 7: Thunderbolt.

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Read Part 6:  I Kissed a Girl…and I Liked It In the classic film The Godfather, there’s a scene where Michael Corleone sees a girl in a field and is immediately hit by what his companions jokingly refer to as “The Thunderbolt.” As for Michael Corleone, he found himself standing, his heart pounding in his…

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by Amanda Quraishi

#11: Tahil Sharma

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Tis I, Tahil Sharma, a servant of the world. Born in West Los Angeles (the only one in my family born in the US), to a Hindu father and a Sikh mother making me an interfaith kid! With all of my family back in India, and some in Kenya and Canada, I find myself traveling…

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#10: Krys Kagan

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Three words that describe myself: Mother, Scottish, Awesome. Alright, the last one may be a bit arrogant. I prefer the word confident. But, I wake up every day telling myself, “Today’s going to be awesome.” The first 20 years of my life, aren’t for the faint of heart. Abandoned by my mother, left with an…

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