Learning to be a woman in the Arab-American community

Itedal Shalabi, 42, felt like the black sheep of her family. As her three sisters followed in their mother’s footsteps and worked in the kitchen to learn to prepare meals, Shalabi had her head in the books. Even with the blatant worries her mother verbalized about...

Henna as home

My voice shook slightly and I hesitated before asking quietly, “How much money can I give you?” With that one question, the easy camaraderie of the evening was momentarily shattered and there was a nearly imperceptible pause in the constant movement of the room....