Tagged: woman immigrant

Jahaida, 31, from the Dominican Republic

  Almost 10 years ago, Jahaida, a 31-year-old immigrant from the Dominican Republic, immigrated to the United States. This is her story, in her own words. “I don’t think I am your typical immigrant....

Zahra Noorbakhsh defies Muslim women’s stereotypes one comedy show at a time

Written by Jahaida Hernández Jesurum   It’s challenging to talk about Zahra Noorbakhsh without bringing up religion. So much of the California-born Iranian-American’s work focuses on the fact that she is Muslim — but...

An immigrant’s advice: “If you come to New York, please have a purpose”

Written by Lilly Maier     Jahaida Hernández Jesurum left her hometown, Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, in her early twenties. After a short detour in Spain, she immigrated to New York in...

New Women New Yorkers’ summer potluck in Prospect Park

Written by Jahaida Hernandez Jesurum Summer in New York City is the rare time of year when you can feel everyone coming together to welcome freedom from the snow and cold with bare arms...