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Rukhsana’s thoughts on her journey of life, writing and sometimes—when she dares—a bit of politics.
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Archive for March, 2013

“You Go Girl!”

LOL, that’s what one of the speakers at the I.LEAD conference said about me when he began his speech. I was asked by the organizers to talk about youth engagement and empowerment. The whole theme of the conference was youth engagement and empowerment. And the weird thing was they contacted me a few weeks ago […]

No Rest for the Weary…

You know what the hardest thing of all is? It’s to create a presentation outside your comfort zone. And especially to people you’re actually trying to influence. This Saturday I’ve been invited to Ottawa to speak at a Muslim youth conference. Honestly I can’t believe they’re still having them! I am a product of Muslim […]

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Read a very interesting article the other day about how apparently certain authors, especially in the business book writing field, are hiring special services that buy bulk copies of their books in such a way as to manipulate the sales figures and make these bulk sales count towards their sales figures, propelling them onto the […]

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I keep forgetting how …

*different* it is down here! Completely different mindset! The people are very friendly! They say ‘Good Morning!’ like they really mean it. And one lady admired the color of my suit. Told me I looked lovely! Heard a fascinating story from the Muslim cab driver who drove me here. And he said something interesting. He […]

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Takes a week just to catch up…

On a trip like Iran and Qatar! But all the experiences have been digested, thought through, replayed when necessary, and conclusions have been arrived at, in time for the next trip. In about forty minutes I leave for Dallas, just for one night, to visit an Islamic school who put together the funds to invite […]

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