Favorite Movie: Pan’s Labyrinth
Favorite TV Show: Dexter
Favorite Sports Team: I’m not about that life
Favorite Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Fariha Hussain is a sophomore at City College, where she majors in Communications and Economics, the two most exciting majors at City College. There are some things you should know about Fariha. She loves to watch Broadway shows or any show as long as it is not Shakespeare. She loves to eat shrimp, although she is allergic to it. She exercises a lot so that she has an excuse to eat more in a day. Finally, she secretly wants to be a chef because it gives her an excuse to make food, but also eat it. She has no idea what she will do will do with her life, but she will try to live by the words of George Bernard Shaw: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
I was so focused during the entire show because both characters were so miserable in their lives and found solace with each other. There weren't many happy bits in the story, in fact, the ending was miserable. No one was laughing at the end. I sure wasn't.
It was hard to watch this show about a serious topic. And after a serious show, I usually feel hopeless but I didn't feel like that after watching this show. I felt hopeful. She was a sacrifice, but a sacrifice for a better future. I am sure of that.
What I tried to make sense of was how Heaven wasn't exactly Heaven. The guy and his companions were all ghosts and yet when they arrived at Heaven, they were in pain because the grass was sharp. I was confused. Doesn't that defeat the purpose of Heaven?
Eddie/Broken is a two-play special. Eddie is about a boy who has distorted memories about his mother. Broken is about a woman who is literally being haunted by her demons.
Set in late 1800's Germany, Spring Awakening is about three teenagers: A girl named Wendla, the atheist Melchior, and Melchior's best friend, Moritz. Each teenager goes through different experience, but they all question their sexuality and if what they are feeling is okay. A tragic love story, Spring Awakening is about how the young generation will not succumb to the ideology of the older generation!
Friendship? The two gentlemen, Proteus and Valentines, are best friends and Proteus completely violates the guy code by the second half. He goes for the other gentlemen's girl, Sylvia, and dumps his girlfriend, Julia. Sounds terrible right? It is, but the production made the whole plot so comical that the horribleness of the situation did not come through.
This show reminded me that I need to use the voice that was given to me. I cannot stay silent like the white teacher because I would then be on the side of the oppressor. By not acting on what I believe is right, then I would be no better than the men who killed Emmett Till.
A woman scarred by sexual assaults as a child.
A woman burned alive by her abusive husband.
A woman assaulted multiple times by her husband facing a terrible dilemma.
A woman raped by multiple family members.
A woman brutally gang raped, sodomized, and assaulted in a New Delhi bus.
What do all these women have in common?
They are Nirbhaya (Fearless).
Brooklynite was quite the show. I lost count of how many songs were sung! I felt that each song dealt with a different part of Brooklyn and within two hours, I think I learned all Brooklyn had to offer with its awesome neighborhoods.
With this show, I was nervous that my friend would not enjoy, but she did. We agreed that (1) the R&B part was AMAZING (2) the guy was cute, but the guy on the cover of the pamphlet was really cute too.
Before the show, Matt (my friend) and I, were talking about art and violence as two forces that create change. In particular, we were talking religion. You might be wondering why we talk about such serious topics and that is because Matt is one of few people who I can openly talk with about my opinions and he will not judge me. So before the show, I was feeling philosophical and ready to explore The Events.