About Me

Inshallah you’re all doing well! I just wanted to create this to help you guys know a bit more about me and hopefully this will help you understand where I’m coming from, or my perspective, when you read some of my future posts!

I was born and raised in California. My parents are originally from Afghanistan and they immigrated to the United States almost thirty years ago.

I live at home with my parents and two younger brothers. I am very blessed to have two very kind and supportive parents. Also, Alhamdulillah I have been blessed with a kind extended family as well that all love me despite all of my imperfections.

I was actually born with a rare disability called möbius (moebius) syndrome. Without going into too much detail this condition causes many people, including myself, to have difficulty making facial expressions and moving their eyes.

The way that this disability has impacted my life the most is that it has severely affected my speech. Basically, it is very difficult for others to understand me when I speak. In fact, this is why I’m so passionate about blogging. I truly feel that I can best express myself through my writing and I hope that I can positively impact the lives of others through this blog 🙂

I am currently an undergraduate student at UC Irvine and I am studying Psychology. I chose psychology because it’s such an interesting and growing field of knowledge. I am hopeful that Inshallah majoring in psychology will give me the background knowledge to be able to write about a wide range of topics!

I hope that you will continue to join me and support me on my blogging journey!

Feel free to contact me at yasmineraoufi@gmail.com

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