One of the things that make me feel a little bit out of the mainstream is the fact that I am Muslim. Recently with the xenophobia the media and people like Donald Trump want to kick us out of the country. It has been really difficult to be a mainstream normal Muslim in this country. The way I like to think about it is, if I could be just a normal person who people can get to know, being Muslim is really secondary, then hopefully they can know a person who is normal and is Muslim.
I know that sounds really obvious but I feel it makes a difference in the long run.
I had a lot of Beanie Babies when I was little. I would put them all around my pillow when I would go to sleep.
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