This year, I have watched too many people that I love struggle. They have struggled more than any other year I can remember, and with so many different things: with the deaths of family members. Anxiety and depression. Fear for their futures after a divisive election. Illness. Rejection. It hurts me, so much, that they are hurting. […]Read more "where the light is"
Using interviews from three of my family members: my mother, my aunt, and my cousin, I will explore the complicated relationship between an abused woman, her abuser, and their five children, as well as theorize the silence regarding the abuse. I will examine how much South Asian and Islamic culture justifies gender-based violence, the damaging […]Read more "The Rahman Family Silence"