Aafia Syed is a recent graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Writing Seminars. She has previously written for Listicle.co, focusing on issues of depression and anxiety. Her poetry will be published in the Fall 2015 Issue of Thoroughfare Magazine. Through her prose/fiction writing, Aafia hopes to examine the experiences of a Pakistani, Muslim girl raised in the United States – in all its diverse meaning. Aafia is currently an Applied Behavioral Analysis Instructor working with children living with autism.