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Living Alone Is a Revolutionary Act

By claiming a room of my own, I’ve gone against the grain

Illustration: Adee Ardon

MMoving out on my own was among one of the most disgraceful things I could’ve done as a daughter of Bangladeshi Muslim immigrant parents — we’re supposed to live at home until we complete half our deen: the belief in Islam that when you get married, you complete half your religious obligation.

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