Gulnaz Saiyed

Gulnaz Saiyed is a creative nonfiction writer whose work has been published in Brain Mill Press’s Voices. Saiyed is also a doctoral student in Learning Sciences at Northwestern University, where she studies the design of curricula that support youth from non-dominant communities by helping them to freely articulate their perspectives on civic issues. Both her writing and research are concerned with signification and representation—who gets to tell stories and who has stories told about them.

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Legacy

My cultural legacy has revealed itself to me in unexpected ways. As a child of immigrants who came from a community of once-immigrants, I picked up some family mythologies via after-dinner stories, and some traditions through our special occasion activities. Being Saiyed meant being more than Indian and Muslim, not only descended from Persian missionaries to […]

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