Nadya T.

NT is a consultant and works in the field of human behavior. She is also a confidant to many people who have asked her advice and sought her counsel on some pressing matters for years. With this great insight into many issues, she writes and ponders about issues that many don't wish to discuss but should. She lives in a small town with an active Muslim population.


NT is a consultant and works in the field of human behavior. She is also a confidant to many people who have asked her advice and sought her counsel on some pressing matters for years. With this great insight into many issues, she writes and ponders about issues that many don't wish to discuss but should. She lives in a small town with an active Muslim population.



ARTICLES BY Nadya T.



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Silence: The Subtle, Secret Destroyer of Marriages

  Practically since the start of time, it’s been said that good communication is the key to any solid marriage or


  Practically since the start of time, it’s been said that good communication is the key to any solid marriage or relationship. But it’s not just good communication, it’s active communication: of talking and participating multiple times a day on a daily basis. It’s the lack of talking that is the silent killer of so many […]

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The Scary Ongoing Effects of Bad Parenting

One morning this week, after dropping my kids off to school, I stopped by the first Starbucks that opened in our small t


One morning this week, after dropping my kids off to school, I stopped by the first Starbucks that opened in our small town area.  As I got out of the car, I heard a woman yelling loudly. I looked over and saw a mother aggressively pointing a finger and hovering over a boy, probably about […]

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The Tale of the Two Muhammads at the Olympics

Here is a news flash, America is represented by TWO Muslim women. The well-known one is a legend by now, we all know he


Here is a news flash, America is represented by TWO Muslim women. The well-known one is a legend by now, we all know her, of course. Ibtihaj Muhammad is a Muslim woman fencer who won bronze with her teammates on August 13. But Thursday, another Muslim woman at 26 named Dalilah Muhammad won gold in the […]

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The Most Powerful Moment at the DNC Was Not Something That Was Said

The most powerful moment during the political conventions was not something that was said. It as an incredibly and deep


The most powerful moment during the political conventions was not something that was said. It as an incredibly and deeply moving few seconds where something was done. I have been moved beyond words to the moment that Khizr Khan spoke those now infamous words, “have you even read the U.S. Constitution? You have sacrificed nothing and […]

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Qandeel Baloch, Angelina Jolie, and the Cattiness of (Muslim) Women

The murder of provocative and seductive Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch, killed by her brother in an “honor


The murder of provocative and seductive Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch, killed by her brother in an “honor killing,” is tragic, but not surprising as it took place in a country that frowns upon Muslim women physically exposing themselves. But when reflecting more about her life and popularity on social media, a pretty clear […]

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Being a Halfjaby and the Extreme Paranoia that Comes With that

I have a dear friend who wears hijab. Or, rather, she kind of does and kind of doesn’t. She’s what I like to


I have a dear friend who wears hijab. Or, rather, she kind of does and kind of doesn’t. She’s what I like to call a halfjaby: she wears it partially, and sometimes not at all. She used to wear it pretty religiously, tightly pinning it under her chin, not a strand showing, she even dabbled […]

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The Embedded Racism of the “Good” Black Mom

When you check your social media outlets today, think twice about sharing the video of the Baltimore mom-in-yellow-shirt


When you check your social media outlets today, think twice about sharing the video of the Baltimore mom-in-yellow-shirt-pulling-her-son away from the protests. Like many Americans online, I saw the video and witnessed how she quickly became a hero for much of white America. As a mother of minority background (but not black) who writes about parenting, I […]

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The self-righteous indignation of Muslim women (in hijab)

I grew up in a fairly culturally desi house where Bollywood, mehndi (hand painted red designs), actor Salman Khan, girly


I grew up in a fairly culturally desi house where Bollywood, mehndi (hand painted red designs), actor Salman Khan, girly lehngas (those brightly colored intricate shirt with skirts embroidered in gold colored ribbons) and other strong cultural symbols ruled our day-to-day routine.  Religion was not explicitly mentioned or promoted, with the strict observance of halal […]

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I hate my mom!…but then i’ll be damned

I Hate my Mom! But then, I’ll be Damned! The perils of navigating the religious context of motherhood. I grew up


I Hate my Mom! But then, I’ll be Damned! The perils of navigating the religious context of motherhood. I grew up in a somewhat cold, distant household.  My father was, in general, a very loving man.  But he was, like most immigrants who raise their families in America, busy trying to make a living and ensure that all […]