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The Final Revelation- A Young American Conversion to Islam

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Journalism Today, Muslim American | 0 comments

This story was done about Stefni Richards an all American girl who was born in Fairmont, West Virginia.  Her freshman year she began to become interested in Islam from an Arabic exchange student she was friends with.  Last year, she converted to Islam which was a very large change in her life.  I documented the first stages of her transition. I tried to focus not only on her religion, but on other aspects of her life including work, school, and her relationship with her boyfriend who is from Malaysia.  I feel my story contained a lot of juxtaposition, but told the story in a neutral non-judgmental way. The whole experience allowed me to see a culture and view point that I had never seen before and that I most likely would of not seen if it weren’t for journalism....

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