I’m writing an author Q&A with Arsalan Iftikhar (The Muslim Guy) on the occasion of the release of his new book, Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies and Threatens Our Freedoms. He writes about becoming the Muslim Guy shortly after September 11, 2001.
For years I was a morning person. Back in the early 2000s I routinely – and deliberately – woke at 4:30 a.m. each day. That
While I was working on my MFA I had to share feedback with fellow students and mentors. That is, of course, a huge part of
After three years and much self-doubt, procrastination and shaky focus, on August 2 I finally earned my MFA in creative nonfiction from Goucher College. My
I can’t believe myself. It has been so difficult for me to get serious about finishing my thesis. Every time I get going I let
I am writing this with my back to my iMac using my wireless keyboard, my feet up on my bed and my mind unclouded by