I was introduced to uterine fibroids through a paternal aunt who had been diagnosed in her late 30s — after trying for some time to have a baby. She sent a mass family email to inform everyone that she would take action to get them removed and hopefully restore her…


Written with Muhammad Ibn Bashir.

Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar — the month in which the Holy Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and the month in which all Muslims hope to develop consciousness of Allah through fasting. The fast of…


WHO WE’LL BE AFTER THIS

The pandemic and anti-Black violence have our Black family reconsidering what home means to us

Photo: Tony Anderson/Getty Images

It’s a common refrain these days, especially among Black Americans: “I’ve just got to get out of this country.” But how do you actually find a new home abroad? …


School was in session from the Aunties to their nieces and we were listening

An “auntie” in the Black community is a term of endearment to the women who grew and nurtured us outside of our mother’s bosom. It is not a matter of age, but wisdom that is imparted…


Tips on when to stop worrying and start acting from a Wuhan coronavirus evacuee

A child wears a medical mask out of concern over the Coronavirus at the JFK terminal that serves planes bound for China.
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Unless you’re constitutionally incapable of worry (in which case, wow, enjoy!), the novel coronavirus outbreak has likely stirred up some anxiety. Across the world, people are stockpiling resources and canceling travel. But how can you tell the difference between ordinary levels of concern and an anxiety-fueled overreaction?

I had to…


Breaking a news story has always set precedence in journalism as a goal to get the jump on other networks or publications. In other terms, “getting the scoop”. The objective behind breaking a news story grants an entity exclusivity of a story and would normally require replication to have “according…


Specifically in these 5 situations

The first time I remember being regifted something I was shocked. I believe it was middle school and my best friend handed me one of those cute dollar store bags (not personalized) for my birthday. …


Friendsgiving And A Greater Lesson On Choosing Family!

I love the concept of Friendsgiving. It brings the conversation of chosen family to the forefront. I attended my first one, last year, although I had no desire to go. My son and I had just landed the night before coming from…


Women of color journalists rarely get the opportunity to conduct such an interview, much less do the absolute least

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This article’s main purpose is a critique of the Vogue cover story about Rihanna, written by Abby Aguirre. And let’s be clear, I’m not a celebrity stan but a journalist who holds a degree in the field and many years and publications to back my experience. …


On pursuing a career in sports journalism as a hijabi

Illustation: Atieh Sohrabi

The idea of being a sports broadcaster never crossed my mind when I was growing up. The scope of possible career options never went beyond teaching, medicine, law, or being “famous” without any true context as to what that means. Growing up Muslim in a non-Muslim society, I was never…

Imani Bashir

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