MALA: Muslim American Leadership Alliance
Muhammad Baqir Muhyedeen recounts how him and his siblings grew up as the 'first generation' of immigrants in North America from Iraq, and the subsequent identity crisis he faced due to a clash between the standards imposed on him and his wish for individuality. In his candid story on confronting societal norms, he foremost wants to be recognized as a human being. This story was recorded in partnership with MALA and StoryCorps at the Arab American National Museum. "Being born first generation, son of an immigrant, Arabic family, you can sense there is some sort of identity crisis going on. Labels build barriers. We are all human."
August 16, 2016 at 08:21AM