My Itinerary

Arise and Shine

arise makeup

I need to get more used to taking pictures when I’m out and about that aren’t just selfies…

Here’s Arise TV‘s makeup room, which I apparently found more pertinent to take a picture of than the (beautiful) studio itself. It’s no secret that I get excited about makeup.

I was at Arise yesterday to give a live interview about Farzana Parveen’s horrific honor killing in Pakistan. At first, I wasn’t sure if I should commit to the invitation because I had a speaking engagement back in New Jersey that night that I needed to prepare for. But, Sami told me that if I had the chance to tell people that honor killings had nothing to do with Islam like they’re so wildly portrayed to be by the media, then it was my responsibility to take it. Continue Reading…

My Life

She’s a beast, I call her Karma.


On this holy day of Friday, I took an anxious (but excited… always excited) step forward in this new chapter for me. I received the formal written letter of my job offer, I signed the lease on my new apartment, AND! I adopted a new kitten. When I was a little girl, I remember wanting a calico kitten with all my heart and spending hours of my life admiring them at our nearby pet shelter. Now that I’m getting a place of my own, I’m finally fulfilling that wish for myself — among many other wishes that I’ve been blessed with. Continue Reading…

My Itinerary

And the whirlwind continues.

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Yesterday, I was literally in the middle of purchasing this website (seriously: I was in the GoDaddy checkout cart) when I was suddenly contacted about doing a live interview on CNN about student activism (re: Condoleezza Rice) within the HOUR. All of my clothes were packed for my move to Washington, D.C. next week, so I ran to my room, dumped everything out just to find the one business blazer that I own and put together some type of TV-appropriate outfit before I ran out the door to a quick meeting I had to get to before heading to New York. That was a run-on sentence and for good reason. Continue Reading…