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A Swift Kick
A Swift Kick
Yussra MT Ebrahim
       Gregory Rabassa opens his essay “No Two Snowflakes Are Alike: Translation as Metaphor” with an intriguing discussion of how one concept can approach another, but never fully equal it. However, it doesn’t take two pages for his examples to insult me to my very core. In explaining how different words hold different meanings in each culture, he writes, “Among some peoples, Muslims, for example, the dog is considered a vile creature, worthy of a swift kick, while others, notably those of northern Europe, dote on him.” Wow. To quell my offense, allow me to correct Rabassa’s “mistranslation” of the Islamic perception of the dog.
       1) Not only is the implication that Muslims are dog-kickers hateful and uncalled for, it’s inaccurate too; animal abuse is severely forbidden in Islam.
       2) Muslims are followers of a major world
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Reducing Islam: Two Damning Minutes
Reducing Islam: Two Damning Minutes in a Crucial Film
A Muslim Woman Praises and Problematizes Representation in “Black Panther”
Yussra MT Ebrahim
       “Black Panther” was astounding; it also dropped the ball big time. Allow me to explain.
First, I Praise
       Its premise is immediately enticing: a fictional West African nation that was never
colonized by European forces stands admirably as the technologically advanced isolationist
stronghold of Africa, the ultimate symbol of black sovereignty and self-actualization. The
land of Wakanda was able to evade imperialism with its people’s secret cloaking technology;
to the rest of the world, Wakanda appears to be a poor developing country. All of its
technological advancements utilize a powerful resource, the fictional metal known as
vibranium, which few outsiders seem to know about. But Wakanda’s ability to protect its
blessings comes at a cost; as lo
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Taking Charge by Y9ssra Taking Charge :icony9ssra:Y9ssra 9 9 Over the Shoulder by Y9ssra Over the Shoulder :icony9ssra:Y9ssra 9 2 Subtle Breeze by Y9ssra Subtle Breeze :icony9ssra:Y9ssra 10 0 Blue Honey by Y9ssra Blue Honey :icony9ssra:Y9ssra 10 3 Sakina by Y9ssra Sakina :icony9ssra:Y9ssra 15 15 The Results by Y9ssra The Results :icony9ssra:Y9ssra 6 3
Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather
Yussra Mohammed Taha Ebrahim
November 2017
       Everything sucks about being here right now, because I really fought this trip, and I really thought I would win. It turns out my parents’ threats were serious.
       Nearby, a security guard is pacing back and forth, her hand positioned on the walkie-talkie in her belt. I wish she'd sit down or go away. Everybody is wronging me by existing today. Just when I’m feeling relief that the guard is walking off, she runs into one of the food court workers and starts having an outdoor-voice conversation in French, complete with plenty of breathy laughter. And my eyes feel unusually dry, and I'm exhausted because it's barely dawn, and I have a long bus ride ahead of me, and I can't fall asleep sitting up.
       I’m waiting in the plastic seat at the bus terminal to travel from Ontario to Vermont. I'm moving in with my older brother's family. And I
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False Starts
False Starts
Yussra MT Ebrahim
I swear it looked better
more profound in my head
much like my past work
it's the now that I dread
false start
start from scratch
there's the gas
and here's a match
blank pages ruined
by the very first mark
light can't shed on anything
purer than the dark
this is it, then?
too official
I'm not ready to begin
I'm not
in the right mindset
to from the first try win
but how could I ever?
see what hesitation tempts
there are no false starts
there are only attempts
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The Lake. And UFOs. And The Castle. by haryarti The Lake. And UFOs. And The Castle. :iconharyarti:haryarti 367 14 Vegetables still life by Daykiney Vegetables still life :icondaykiney:Daykiney 87 2 February Evening II by Pajunen February Evening II :iconpajunen:Pajunen 476 73 Tiger by daniluc78 Tiger :icondaniluc78:daniluc78 302 64 Kingfisher by franni91 Kingfisher :iconfranni91:franni91 28 5 Rainy Totoro by TsaoShin Rainy Totoro :icontsaoshin:TsaoShin 1,828 107 Le papillon by DavidMnr Le papillon :icondavidmnr:DavidMnr 167 119 Contemplating. by OliviaMichalski Contemplating. :iconoliviamichalski:OliviaMichalski 125 10 Trees Practice with WaterColor by Wirsha Trees Practice with WaterColor :iconwirsha:Wirsha 3 2 Winter in the country side by Dreamnr9 Winter in the country side :icondreamnr9:Dreamnr9 62 6 les zouilles by DavidMnr les zouilles :icondavidmnr:DavidMnr 202 144 Forest Kingfisher, our new garden resident by vanndra Forest Kingfisher, our new garden resident :iconvanndra:vanndra 127 47 Autumn in the violet colors by Daykiney Autumn in the violet colors :icondaykiney:Daykiney 116 11 Autumn by ghost549 Autumn :iconghost549:ghost549 22 1 Meandry IV by rosaarvensis Meandry IV :iconrosaarvensis:rosaarvensis 59 11



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Yussra MT Ebrahim
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States

Yussra MT Ebrahim: a Muslim girl who loves to create comics and poetry :love:

location: New Hampshire (originally from Iraq)

education: BS in botany (2016), MFA in creative nonfiction (in progress)

job: writing assistant (2013 - 2016), writing teacher (2017 - present)

interests: drawing, writing, nature, teaching, Islam



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Wirsha Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Interface Designer
Thanks for the fav dear Yusra! <3
Y9ssra Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Keep up the lovely work! :heart:
Clu-art Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving! :D

Winter Spotlight: Leafy Brain by Clu-art
paytonsnewheart Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama!
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Our brief experience of snow has gone for now. Unlike the Inuit people with many words 
for snow, if it does fall in the UK we only have one word for it  -  chaos        shakeflakeDamned Snow! 
Glad you liked the snow scene enough to fave it Yussra   Thank you for the fav!   
Y9ssra Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Chaos indeed! :giggle: Winter is my least favorite season, but it definitely holds beauty.
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
We have an accord...   :highfive:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hope you had that Christmas enjoyed in the true spirit of seasonal joy    :Holly: :xmas: 
Thanks for faving the winter icicles Cold fella (Reactions)Icy stars that were my New Year submission     
                                       Have a great New Year  2018   Yussra    Happy New Year 2011 
SugarSongBitterStep Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
               Llama Emoji-60 (Snug or Hug) [V3]
               ~ Hello! ~
Thanks for the llama friend!  
Here take this one in return...though be careful that one is full of holiday cheer and loves to deck the halls with anything he can find.... 
Anyways I hope that you two get along and that you enjoyed our cosplays 
Stay awesome and keep on dancing! 
           ~Sugar Song 

Blue Snow GlobeOstr 1 Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1]Ostr 1  Blue Snow Globe   
DasFarbspiel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1]
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