• Pride, Prejudice, Palestine

    farahqutub May 14, 2021

    Let me tell you what this isn’t. It’s not just another pro-Palestinian article by a brainwashed middle-eastern girl supporting her community and roots. What I’ve seen on my newsfeed the past couple of days has been a rinse and repeat (for good reason): 1940s My grandpa was evicted from Palestine forcefully. 1960s My dad was evicted from Palestine forcefully. However, here’s something crazy. Not once, did he tell me to…

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  • Cabin Fever

    farahqutub April 1, 2020

    15 years later, I finally decided to recreate my dad’s old office that sits right next to my bedroom. Who knew an engineer could have so many old school monitors paired with handwritten scribbles on a yellow notepad labeled 10/06/97. We had a pure fax…

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  • Quarter-tine century life crisis

    farahqutub March 24, 2020

    Picture this: It’s 2020. You just turned 25 while a virus called COVID-19 has ordered a quarantine for the entire nation. You’re on lockdown with a handful of new wonderful, friends that you’ve been blessed to mesh with. Just making 1001 TikToks and decorating COVID-25…

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  • Making My Muse

    farahqutub December 13, 2019

    Have you ever been guilty of consistently keeping yourself busy so you wouldn’t have to be alone with your thoughts for 15+ minutes? Whether that’s dealing with small talk in social circles, activities that don’t require any mental willpower, jumping from relationship to relationship and…

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  • Ramadan Reflection: Holy Month of Muses

    farahqutub May 12, 2019

    It’s the holy month of Ramadan and for those of you who don’t know. it’s a month of purity, getting closer to God and being the best version of yourself for Muslims all around the globe. You practice self -restraint in order to feel the…

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  • You’re “expired”

    farahqutub December 25, 2017

    Dream: As a young girl, I’ve always dreamt of the fairytale wedding and being married to the man of my dreams by 25. The man would have green eyes, nothing below 6’1 and look like a walking Ken doll. The wedding would be filled with…

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  • Fly Assumption Airlines

    farahqutub February 18, 2019

    Good evening ladies and gentlemen, welcome onboard Assumption Airlines. My name is Farah Qutub and I’ll be your flight attendant. I hope you all have your assumptions stowed away; All you need is incomplete information about a situation, an unwillingness to ask the questions you…

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  • Say “Yes” to Self-Reflection

    farahqutub December 5, 2018

    When we’re so caught up making our coffee’s on the go, replying to our everyday good morning texts, doing our morning routine, we live our lives on autopilot. We prioritize things that need to get done that day and push the not so important errands…

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  • Tossing the Tassel

    farahqutub April 28, 2018

    OMG. Oh. My. God. Shy of two weeks, I will be walking across SMU’s Meadow’s Garden with my degree in business journalism. You think I shouldn’t be worried about the decision to wear silk or sheer depending on the atmosphere but here I am, same…

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  • I’ll stick to my Jimmy Choos

    farahqutub February 26, 2018

    We, as humans, love to be good people. Whether that means caring for people and making sure their feelings don’t get hurt or purely just being a genuine person. We want to believe the world is filled with rainbows and butterflies but shocker, it’s not.…

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