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The four-time Tony nominated musical “Waitress” follows the tumultuous and tragic marriage of Jenna and Earl and her extreme talent for … pies? Based on the 2007 film by Adrianne Shelly, Jenna yearns to “bake herself a new life” after finding out she is pregnant. But Jenna has her friends and fellow waitresses Dawn and…

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You know what’s difficult? Being MENA (Middle Eastern North African) — specifically, noticeably MENA. Apparently, ever since 9/11, being from that region of the world has been a pain. I don’t recall what life was like before that because I was just 1 year old when the attack happened. Being racially profiled and arriving at…

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I was 6 years old when I had my first existential crisis. It was the terrifying moment when all the kids from my first grade class sat down in alphabetical order and opened our respective lunch boxes. I sat there frozen with fear, wondering if it would be worth the humiliation of opening my lunchbox,…

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