Earlier this year, on Friday, February 5th, my dear uncle Khalo Bashar left us. He passed onto the next life, parting with his wife and four children (from the ages of 3 to 19) at the age of 53. We had just celebrated his birthday that Monday — his daughter and wife got his favorite carrot cake from Costco. I wanted to provide “healthy” options, and brought a veggie tray (which he made fun of and didn’t touch), low sodium chips, and a fruit tart. I dressed him with “happy birthday” plastic chain necklaces from the dollar store and we…

Malak Shalabi

Malak Shalabi is a law student at the University of Washington with a strong background in research, nonprofit, and grassroots advocacy work.

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