When I was eight years old my family and I went on a pilgrimage to Mecca. We took my mother’s car, and completed a journey that many millions of pilgrims have done through the ages, in the desert of Saudi Arabia. This is the story of my small Egyptian nuclear family, visiting for the first time Hijaz.
Mariam Bazeed is an Egyptian writer, editor, and literary translator living in Brooklyn.
Mariah Irene Aleonor Ruth Cameron Scee is an artist, illustrator, and outdoor junkie based out of Seattle, Washington. She holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and is currently making paintings inspired by geology. Information on her art and upcoming adventures can be found at www.mariahscee.com.
Three NYC imams, the Aegean sea, and one writer's passage toward a new relation to faith