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Liana  Journalist. Born in Iran, raised in LA, hopping from America to Armenia to Mongolia in search of stories. Write A House winner exploring Detroit

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With love from Niagara Falls #niagarafalls #america #newyork #instagood #travel

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The world feels like it's ending, but now that I have figured out how to grow things, you're all invited to hide out in Detroit. First black bean harvest 🕷

Hamtramck became the 1st city in America with a Muslim majority council in 2015. The city was and still is misunderstood. It's constantly referenced by right wing conservative factions who have never even been here as everything that's wrong with America in the debate on Islam and immigration. It's an issue I wrote about earlier this year for @teenvogue
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What they don't realize is that immigrants who call this city home are doing the most American of things: exercising their civic duty to vote and also running for office
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Today the city votes again in a primary. Here, two young Bengali boys look at posters of the candidates. The amount of civic engagement from immigrants in the city the 2015 win has inspired is truly noticeable
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I've so enjoyed living near and spending time in this amazing city. It has genuine challenges, yes, but it truly feels like a model of what America can be #hamtramck #thisisamerica #islam #michigan #detroit #immigration #immigrantsmakeamericagreatagain #immigrant #diversity

Monday motivation from #detroit

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