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She explains that her family moved to suburban Detroit-where the older children took jobs-and then to Ann Arbor, where she graduated from Pioneer High. She belonged to a Muslim student group at Pioneer, but she had plenty of non-Muslim friends and says she still does. "I was very social," she recalls. Though her husband is also a Kurd-they met on her one trip back to Kurdistan-she describes a life of balance. Her family eats both western and Kurdish meals, and while she attends the Islamic Center, she's not a regular.

While her older siblings "are very traditional," she says, "my mindset is different." Her dream is to go to law school and work for human rights.    (end of article)

[Originally published in September, 2013.]

 

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