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“while on the job, i would often be asked the common question of “so, where are you from”? this has always been a question, that, to me as a visible minority is quite exclusionary. i hate generalizations, but this unfortunately means some people still perceived muslims as the “other”. i wear many hats, but at the end of the day i’m canadian… and i look forward to the day when being a muslim canadian doesn’t immediately mean you’re from a different place.”
alia is 28 and is an internal medicine resident physician and will soon enter her respirology (lung specialist) fellowship program. one of the most challenging experiences of her life was getting into medical school. alia sets her ambitions high, so for her, “nothing is ever promised when working hard towards your goals.” clearly, she did get into medical school, and because of that, her proudest achievement is “succeeding in having the opportunity to practice medicine and help people and their families as they tackle medical hardships.” what’s most important to alia is her family “because they really do center me and provide me with an undying sense of fulfillment and perspective.” when i asked her how she would like to be perceived she told me, “i honestly hope, as a professional, excellent at her job, who can hopefully inspire other girls who look like her that hard work pays off.” alia’s biggest hope is “on a macro level, that people rid themselves of biases and get to know and love each other.”

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@haiqac March 2019

Wow a true inspiration @3aliadee 💕

@emansaleh93 March 2019

@3aliadee proud of you!!! so inspirational mashallah 😍😍😍🎉

@hisham_seb March 2019


@sofie_speaks March 2019

I’m so tired of that question too! alhamdulilah great read .. very inspiring

@zeinamadi91 March 2019

Mashallah 🙌🙌❤️

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@3aliadee March 2019

Thanks for the kind words and thank you so much for including me in this awesome project alia ❤️

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@rr_9m May 2019

Niceeee! greetings from other side of the world 😊

@phewe_id May 2019

❤️❤️❤️❤️ goegeous

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