My Publications

Currently Available:

“Becoming Bedouin: Daughter, Teacher, Sister” appears in Silk Road Review: a literary crossroads, Issue 18: The Architecture of Identity, Fall 2017; it was also a finalist in the Nonfiction “Identity” Contest, Cardinal Sins, Winter 2017.

Neither of Us Quite Bedouin” appears online in The Matador Review, Summer 2017.

Friends With Goats” appears online in the Amsterdam Quarterly, Issue 19, June 2017, and will appear in print in the Amsterdam Quarterly 2017 Yearbook in December 2017.

Say Praise God: Learning to be a gracious guest in someone else’s language” appears in BLYNKT, Volume 2, 2017. I was also interviewed for the BLYNKT podcast, Episode 37.

Snapshots of the Globalized Generation” appears in a special post-election edition of Stoneboat titled “Beyond Red and Blue: Voices from America,” Volume 7.2, April 2017.

Trusting Sayf” (fiction) appears in Newfound, March 2017.

What Never Happened With Ahmed” appears in Pilcrow and Dagger, Vol 3, No 1, January 2017.

The Peace of Iraq’s Mothers” appears in New Madrid, Journal of Contemporary Literature, Volume XII, Number 1, Winter 2017; it was reprinted in DoveTales, An International Journal of The Arts, May 2017.

Terrorist or Tragedy? My Struggle with the Tale of Sajida al-Rishawi” appears in Gulf Stream Literary Magazine, Online Issue #16, Winter 2016. Nominated for the 2017 Best of the Net anthology by Sundress Publications.

That Other Hijab Story” appears in From Sac, Volume 4, 2016.

What To Do In a Terror Alert” (poem) appears in Forage Poetry Journal, Volume 1, Issue 4, Fall 2016.

Passing the Peace: A Tradition in Many Faiths” was published as a resource for Unitarian Universalist religious educators and worship leaders.

Public Speaking:

“The Bystander’s Dilemma.” Sermon at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Midcoast, Damariscotta, ME. May 14, 2017.

The Influence of Islam on My New York Unitarian Life.” Lecture to the Women’s Alliance of All Souls Unitarian Church, New York, NY. May 18, 2016.

Our Interconnection with Muslim Lives.” Sermon at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Midcoast, Damariscotta, ME. January 2, 2016.


Michelle Torres Sees Home Ownership in Her Future with Insights from Financial Counselor.” Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners website. March, 2017.

It’s Okay To Be Angry.” September, 2015.

New Members Already Engaged in Congregational Life.” The All Souls Beacon. Jun 17, 2014.

UN Seminar Explores Indigenous Rights.” The All Souls Beacon. May 9, 2014.

“The New Egyptian Normal.” Feb 21, 2011. Reprinted on this site.

“Cleaning Up Cairo.” Feb 14, 2011. Reprinted on this site.

“Cairo from the Streets.” Feb 4, 2011. Reprinted on this site.

Upcoming Publications:

“Towards a More Inclusive Stewardship” is a guest blog post that will appear on the Website of UU World, the magazine of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

“Khawaaga: Eyes Always Watching” will appear on Duende in 2017.

“Sid Ismahan’s Brothers and Daughters” was one of ten finalists for the 2017 writing contest at Epiphany: a literary magazine; it may appear in a forthcoming anthology of resistance.

“The Worst Tenth Grader” was one of nine finalists for The Southampton Review‘s 2017 Frank McCourt Prize for Memoir; a version of it was also recorded at the 6th annual Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of New York story slam, and may appear on Peace Corps Stories: The Unofficial Podcast in 2017.