My name is Amena Saad. I was born in Peoria, Illinois to Egyptian parents and have spent my entire life in the US. As a senior in high school, I have grown to share my mother’s passion for writing, and we had the idea to select a few prompts about our lives in America and reflect on them from our respective viewpoints. I am hoping that this blog helps other immigrant parents understand that having different backgrounds and perspectives from their children is okay.
I am Shereen Elgamal. I was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt and moved to the States 22 years ago. I have always hoped to work with one of my children on a writing project, and my discussions with Amena prompted us to pursue this goal together. As a mother of five, it is important for me that my children are clear about their identities and world views and also about mine.
We are hoping that our blog brings us closer together and introduces our opinions and values to those around us.