About Me

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)

Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself”

I am currently in my early twenties, and living in the Midwest in the United States. I’m a wife, an expectant mother, a student, a bleeding heart, a freedom fighter, a maverick, a rebel, religious and an American with a simultaneously urban and crunchy, old soul.

But most importantly, I am me.

My father once told me, “Amie, you have a twisted, screwed up way of viewing life – and it’s just the thing that’s going to save you.” I tend to find myself observing many unique aspects in different walks of life while I plod along my own, and they’re usually the inspiration for my writings. My passions are social justice, education, and the breaking down of the barriers of elitism, sexism, racism, tribalism and ignorance.

I am of Irish and Greek cultural influence and descent. My darling husband is Egyptian born and raised, and we have a good time creating a family life while making fun of his cultural traditions and mine. We have incredibly too many pets, and we’re both seeking higher education while awaiting the arrival of our first child.

With these powers combined, this is my life.

I called my blog “Secret (Public) Diary” because I write about views I may or may not disclose publicly, and I publish posts with no particular pattern or theme. I wanted it to have the feel of someone writing in a journal, but one to share.  I write how I feel. I write how I see it.




  1. Salaams!

    I really, really enjoyed reading your posts. You have a very unique style of writing. And your blog’s name is brilliant! I enjoyed every bit, and just thought I’d give you a heads-up: I’m going to add you to my blogroll.

    Thanks, and I look forward to reading more!!


    Oh, and:
    “My passions are social justice, education, and the breaking down of the barriers of elitism, sexism, racism, tribalism and ignorance.”

    Hear hear!!

  2. tee hee, you called yourself a maverick.

  3. Yes, well, to my credit and defense, that was before John McCain used it to make himself (and Palin) look like an imbecile.

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