Children’s Parties

For years, when we were children, my mother held Christmas parties for underprivileged children in the neighborhood. She bought toys for kids who she knew probably wouldn’t be getting any, and we all sat together and wrapped each one of them. She bought tons of food, asked her friends to give a little of their time (singers, actors, dancers, mimes). They couldn’t wait to help. She sought no media attention, no recognition, and paid for every single thing out of her own pocket…quietly. She did it because that is who she is. To this day, they remember her generosity.

FROM VEILS TO THONGS: An Arab Chick’s Survival Guide to Balancing One’s Ethnic Identity in America

In FROM VEILS TO THONGS, Khalil exposes what she calls, THE REAL WAR ON TERROR, presenting a hilarious, yet poignant, Colbert-like take on living in cross-fire of the conservative Arabic and liberal American cultures