Hyphenated-American Girls Don’t Get Dolls

It was the shattering of the windows that woke me. I wasn’t sure if I dreamt it or if it was real.

And then I heard it again.

  • beta (Urdu): my child

*Dedicated to all of the children who carry the burden of secret traumas. This story is based on true events from my childhood.

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Me around the age of 8.




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