Writing about everything that needs to be discussed - identity politics, immigration, culture, trauma. Occasionally delving into satire.
Hina's picture and story were picked to represent Pakistan as part of My Canada Project, celebrating Canada's diversity on its 150th birthday in Ottawa.
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Growing up in Pakistan before moving to Canada as a teen, I now feel terrible about how my family treated them.
Join me, as I talk to Pakistani-Canadian Hina Husain about her experience giving her mom psychedelics to cope with emotional baggage.
I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) shortly after my 18th birthday.
"Why did you give me these? You want to see me cry?"
Because publishing a think piece on race relations is so hot right now
Need to make sure I hate the right group of individuals
Having resided in Pakistan and Indonesia in her youth (the two largest Muslim countries in the world), Hina has experienced the religious hypocrisy plaguing the Muslim world first-hand.
Day 1: I got my period. My IUD still works and I’m not pregnant. Do I have enough pads?
How come that’s never mentioned on any of the lists?
There is a class of men that exist in society. They may look like normal men, they may act like normal men; in certain aspects they may actually be pretty normal. However, if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find that these men live under very peculiar circumstances at home with their families.
EXMNA (Ex-Muslims of North America) is a non-profit organization that advocates for acceptance of religious dissent, promotes secular values, and aims to reduce discrimination faced by those who leave Islam.
“Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.”