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by Amanda Quraishi

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

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

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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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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#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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#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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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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by Amanda Quraishi

by Amanda Quraishi