Anne Calinger was only 7 months old when she arrived from South Korea at John F. KennedyInternational Airport in New York, with her adopted parents. Yet, as she journeyed through life in America, she was constantly reminded that she was an ‘immigrant’.
‘Becoming American’ Story # 2 : Ale Balcazar “I didn’t know how privileged I was in my country, until I moved here”, said Ale Balcazar while reminiscing about her initial days in the United States of America. “You are labeled as Latina, you have an accent so you might not be smart enough,” she addedContinue reading
‘Becoming American’ Story #1: Fariha Hashimi In 1974, twenty- four year-old Fariha Hashimi came from Afghanistan to the United States of America, to visit her fiancée. Little did she know that events in her country would unfold in a way, that she would not be able to return until 2003. Fariha was born in Kabul,Continue reading
“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open. I read these profound words by the American poet, Muriel Rukeyser, last year, which was much too late in my life. But they had a profound impact on me. As a non-white, minority woman in America IContinue reading “Introducing ‘Becoming American’”
Available for sale @ Amazon.com PRAISE FOR AMERICAN MUSLIM AN IMMIGRANT’S JOURNEY American Muslim captures a remarkable odyssey of an audacious woman, an immigrant, a mother and a brilliant leader. It’s powerful and honest. It reminds us all what it means to be an American, how it’s up to each and every one of us toContinue reading