The Search for Khadijah’s reading

On Monday, January 25, Essex County College hosted the stage reading of the book, The Search for Khadijah, A memoir of peace and acceptance.

The book speaks about the struggles of mental illness and how everyday relations affect our behavior.

As a sufferer of Bi-polar disorder and the author of this short memoir, I believe we need to educate our communities about mental illness and how to end the stigma associated with the mentally ill.

The readers; Alisa Lemon, Carla Caraballo, Amerah Shabazz and Halimah Mahmaoud. A group of beautiful, talented women came together to send a message about mental illness, peace and acceptance. They did an extraordinary job delivering such strong message.

I would like to say thank you to Professor Jenifer Wager and theMedia Department students. Great job guys!!!!

As Newark Speaks 2U grows stronger we will like to create a more personal dialogue with the Newark’s communities. Talk about our son’s and daughter’s, about our blocks and about mental illness. We are in need to work together. UNITY is the only way we can and will create a better communities.

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Boricua Muslimah

Graduate from Rutgers Newark. Journalist, photographer and videographer.

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