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21

its all finally coming together

in june i got my financial aid for Starr King, and the disappointment of not receiving enough money almost made me think i had made the worst mistake of my life by applying to divinity school. by wanting to straddle the line between academic theologian and a queer imam in the streets. wanting to do prison abolition, queer muslim affirmation, jewish-muslim interfaith engagement my way, and not play by anybody elses rules. 

i spent a good portion of my summer feeling foolish for detouring a promising career in Jewish Studies to apply my undergraduate education in a way which was meaningful to me, instead of going through the motions and being marginally happy. 

and then, a week or two after i started trying to fund raise for Starr King, i got a phone call from Boston University telling me I had been accepted to their School of Theology and 70% of my tuition was covered. 

then came the next hurdle, the apartment hunt before the semester begins so i would have a place to live. and in one weekend i managed to nail an apartment where i can move in August 1st instead of September 1st. 

So now i’m hours away from stepping on a plane and getting my first set of apartment keys. 

I’m leaving the town and home that I’ve lived in for the majority of my life behind, again. but this time i won’t be bouncing back and forth between Chicago and Boston. I’ll be calling the east coast home for the next three years, maybe even longer. who knows. 

i started the summer thinking none of this would actually happen

and now i’m here

moving on/moving forward 


  1. ileftmyhijabintokyo reblogged this from navigatethestream and added:
    im so proud of u u go gurl xxooxoxox
  2. inbetweenlove said: subhanallah
  3. southernish said: Good luck!
  4. nerdpoet said: wishing you so much luck and awesomeness
  5. navigatethestream posted this
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