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Shireen is an aspiring academic, PhD candidate, writer, life coach, feminist and an expert on keeping it together with two toddlers. She had dedicated her life to giving a voice to those whose voices have been marginalized and hopes to do this one story at a time. In between research and school, Shireen works her way through Arabic and Persian recipes, feeding it to her loving family and friends, who are too afraid to tell her the truth about her cooking.

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It was the first day of class and the room was packed with PhD hopefuls trying to mask how terrified they all really were. And like any important first day, Murphy’s law set in motion and everything began to go wrong for me. I was late, couldn’t find the right classroom, and somehow managed to […]