AlaaEddine Barakat

Alan James

Aseel Srour

Brian Stone

Brian Stone is a Navy Veteran, public relations professional and internationally published writer and photographer who lives in Dearborn, Mich.



Palestinian Muslim living with vitiligo


Child of God. Husband. Father. Friend. Business Owner.


Dearborn Blog is a space for the diverse voices of the great city of Dearborn to be heard. Dearborn is a city rooted in innovation, entrepreneurship, diversity, tolerance, and building the American Dream. Dearborn Blog aspires to capture that spirit.


University of Michigan Freshman. Book nerd. Community organizer.




Hana Alasry

The road is long and difficult. Sometimes venting online makes it easier. I'm a (soon to be) first year physician assistant student at the University of Detroit Mercy.

Henda Albiatty, MPH

A mother, a wife, a student


Idrees Mutahr


Julie is Detroit based artist. She is the creative director at W Design and Development with experience in front-end development, SEO, and online marketing. She focuses on simple, minimal designs and sending the message through her art.


18 years old. Black. Muslim. Unapologetically outspoken.


18 years old. Raised in Dearborn. Graduate of Dearborn High.



22 Year-old entrepreneur living in the heart of Detroit with a lifelong dream to become an advanced iOS developer. I started my first business at the age of 10, 50% of my soul is entrepreneurship ;)


Detroit based, Arab-American illustrator and designer.

Nadine Jawad

Senior at the University of Michigan

Rasha A.

Creator/ Writer/Socio-political Consultant/ Grassroots Activist/ Yemeniya. I reserve the right to self-define.



Shady Shebak completed his undergraduate studies at University of Michigan-Dearborn, where he majored in Psychology and minored in Biology and graduated in 2008. He went on to medical school at the American University of the Caribbean and received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2013. He trained in general psychiatry at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Michigan State University. His interests include Arab and Muslim mental health as well as narrative learning theory. He can be contacted at for any inquiries.


Born and raised a Dearborn resident whose family lineage dates back to the beginnings of Dearborn. Married into an amazing Lebanese family who has changed my perspective on the world and culture unfamiliar to that in which I was brought up into. This perspective and life journey as taught me to see the beauty in our differences and inspired the desire to open up discussion about embracing and celebrating those differences.


Wissam, Wesley, or simply W, is an educator, writer, entrepreneur, engineer, activist, ex-Imam, humanist, liberal thinker with interest and mediocre attempt at many takes of life. A modern confused Renaissance man, who uses doubt as a path for emancipation and science as a road towards enlightenment.


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Yousef Alqamoussi

Yousef Alqamoussi has authored works of fiction, poetry, and prose, including "The Massacre of Heartbreak Morrow," "chapter one: Costa Rica," "poems (2019)," and "apocalypse MMXX." He teaches English and History in Dearborn, Michigan.

Child and Adult Mental Health Therapist. Community Organizer