A Letter from Alya

Posted by Bayt Alya on

I have always identified with being an Arab-American as those two worlds tug at my heart the strongest. But they tug in completely different directions… constantly.

Whether in the United States, Dubai, Singapore, or Jordan I always had to adjust my wardrobe to adjust to the cultural/social/family norm. Long baggy dresses for Jordan… shorts and tang tops for Singapore… tight dress and jacket for the US… jeans and heels for Dubai….Not only did this make it difficult to pack, but made me question myself!

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