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Part 10: The Bottom

I’ve waited a while to post this segment of my ‘life’s story’ because it’s the part of my life I’m least proud of.   While I had a lot of misfortune in my life up to this point, much of it was a result of external factors. For twenty years I was tossed about on…

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Hidden Heart: A Film For a Multicultural Society

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A thoughtful documentary film addressing the ideas around intercultural and interreligious marriages in the Muslim community is being produced in Great Britian by Tehmina Kazi, the Muslim founder of British Muslims for Secular Democracy; and directed by another Muslim woman, Zara Afzal.  They are raising funds for editing and would be thrilled to have your…

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#16: David J. Neff

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I’m David J. Neff and I do a bunch of stuff here in town. I do digital strategy consulting for big brands and at night I’m the founder of Lights. Camera. Help. and on the board of directors for the University of Texas Coop. I also love teaching, speaking and presenting in the nonprofit world…

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#18: Peter Marmorek

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I’m a teacher, and it spills out all over the place. At first, teaching was just what I did, but when I tried to change it followed me home. The short version of it all began in 1971when I was hired to teach Maths and Physics in Brixton, a ‘challenging’ area in South London. That’s…

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#17: Umar Hakim

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“I love blogging, but I am not a blogger.” I have ideas about personal development and leadership, so I write about them, but I am not a pro-writer. I am #UmarHakim, a Compton resident who is using a vision imagined on a Commodore64. Raised in Urban America where statistics have said, Black Men won’t survive,…

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Part 9: My Least Favorite Mistake

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So, there I was.  Two important and extremely confusing relationships crashing down around my ears while my religion was being lost and my family disbanded.  Nothing made sense. It was both exhilarating, and completely terrifying. One evening, a friend of mine that I knew from another congregation in the area invited me to go to…

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#15: Chelsea Snyder

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Tasked to write a short, but poignant and intelligible bio for my favorite letter of the alphabet, I took some time to really think about what it is I wanted to say about me. Then, as any good marketing professional would do, I thought about what my audience wanted to hear. Finally, I researched the…

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#14: Julie Pippert

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A leader in digital media outreach and online communication strategy, Julie Pippert has spoken at major national conferences and events about the potential, best use, and impact of social. She launched her own consulting business, Artful Media Group, Inc. in 2005 after moving to Texas, and has built an impressive national client list of companies that range from high…

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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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#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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