I’m a first generation Afghan-American living in Los Angeles. My mom dreamed of having an American son who would eventually become a doctor – but I popped out! A Political Science graduate from the University of California, Irvine, I aim to give a platform to the Brown Girl Experience, while sharing my thoughts on pretty much everything. I love donuts, Vegas, VH1’s The Mob Wives, cats, my niece Neda, Palestine, EDM & gangster rap, designer-purses-way-out-of-my budget, and my huge family based in the San Fernando Valley. I’m a strict vegetarian, although I did eat chicken nuggets once in college. I won Homecoming Queen and Class Clown at my high school, and like to throw that in whenever I can.
Why “Burqas & Beer?”. What image elicits thoughts of Afghanistan like that of women wearing burqas (although not the traditional Afghan dress), and what is more American than beer? These two items define the cultures I find myself having a tug-of-war with. They represent the antithesis of one another, yet together, express the dichotomy I experience.