Wandering Ephemera

Tanzila Ahmed
The periodic musings and wonderings of Taz Ahmed as she tries to find her way out of a global pandemic in political turmoil.
Created 11 Jan 2021
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  • The Museum of Imagined Orientalism Items
    04 Oct 2021 • 9 min read
    Welcome to my substack #9. Soundtrack to this post: The Orientalism of Mecca, CA 1. I spent the past four months immersing myself in writing a screenplay where two Muslim women go to a vintage store i...
  • We Do It For The Culture
    13 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Welcome to my substack #8. Soundtrack to this post: The Kominas & SwetShop Boys 1. I don't want to talk how I felt as a Muslim American on Sept 11th - I want to talk about how I organized a nation of ...
  • So Much Horizon
    19 Aug 2021 • 8 min read
    Welcome to my substack #7. Soundtrack to this post: Summer Road Trips 1. I saw four shooting starts the night we set up camp on the Big Sur coast. We had arrived late and were so busy pitching tents a...
  • Aging Into Crystals
    15 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    Welcome to my substack #6. Soundtrack to this post: Sand, Texas Sun, Crystals 1. The first time I got my ears pierced at the age of 4 years old, I had bright red ruby studs, in honor of my birth month...
  • Nostalgia For Places I Never Left
    11 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    Welcome to my substack #5. Soundtrack to this post: Deja Vu, Real Love Baby, Your Power, Dying in the Subtlety 1. As I was sorting through the box of old family photos of memories that did not belong ...
  • Timepass
    05 May 2021 • 9 min read
    Welcome to my substack #4. Soundtrack to this post: Dancing In The Moonlight, Love Language 1. With my Ammu’s silver plated handheld mirror, I would walk around my house trying to discover the world o...
  • The Trees That I Know
    02 Apr 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to my substack #3. Soundtrack to this post: Chemtrails Over The Country Club. 1. I was driving over the epically gorgeous Pali Highway that cuts right across Oahu with my family in tow. If you...
  • Secret Libraries
    03 Mar 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Welcome to my second substack. Soundtrack to this post: Joy Crookes 1. Twelve months into this pandemic and I am an expert home renovator. I can tell you how to check under carpets for hardwood floors...
  • Lived to Tell The Tale
    01 Feb 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    Welcome to my first substack. Soundtrack to this post: Brown Musical Montage. The thing about having the virus that has killed 400,000 Americans in the past year in a global pandemic is that it’s real...
  • Join Me
    11 Jan 2021 • < 1 min read
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