Nashwa Khan

Nashwa Khan

Freelance Writer/Perpetual Student

Typically write about race, being Muslim in diaspora & feminism. I usually incorporate pop-culture and sometimes academia. Currently in a love-hate relationship with grad school.

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We Don't Do Enough | Coming of Faith

I am convinced that we are not doing enough in some parts of the Muslim community to discuss sexual health education....

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An Open Letter to Non-Black Muslims | Coming of Faith

How selfish can we be as non-black people to constantly insert our narratives and co-opt?...

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I am not Charlie | Coming of Faith

I will never be Charlie and I am very uncomfortable with portraying their art as heroic or brave when it goes against so many of my beliefs....

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I Mourn for Muslim Men | Coming of Faith

When people see my father, they see a man they perceive to be barbaric and oppressive. They see a man they believe doesn’t value women or the community....

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Diversity doesn't exist in Hollywood | Coming of Faith

We witness fictional brown bodies have bleach thrown at them when they move from the pages of books to a screen....

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A Nation of Double Standards | Coming of Faith

We witness women of color, but specifically black women, withheld the opportunity to be children, to be girls in the ways white peers are able to....

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Finding Myself in Ms. Marvel | Coming of Faith

It was not until drinking and dating became their scripts that their disdain for accepting a Muslim non –white friend was not whole. They loved me in parts....

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The Mindy Project wasn’t perfect, but it was a damn good start | Coming of Faith

I still have qualms with how The Mindy Project created Mindy's character, but I hold heavier criticism for Bollywood's depiction of South Asian women....

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#OscarsSoWhite | Coming of Faith

I’m just going to put it out there, Neil Patrick Harris lost me as a fan Sunday. He held us hostage for the night....

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Let's talk about male rape on TV | Coming of Faith

Men already under-report rape and sexual assault. This is largely due to tropes like Lucky Bastard Syndrome and feelings of shame perpetuated by society....