Navigating post-9/11 era America as a young Black Muslim woman, I have found my own little niche within the world of the intersectionality. As the daughter of immigrants and a first generation college student, I believe all that (through a traditional lens) further marginalizes me is precisely why I have such a deep appreciation for diversity. There is nothing simple about the complexities of identity politics and Noorulann Shahid's "Life Of Muslim Feminist" Twitter trending topic sparked a critical conversation on the topic globally, which later inspired me to write this poem.
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience: Vol. 1:
1, Article 15.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/fgv/vol1/iss1/15