Have you ever had an idea that you just can’t NOT do for some inexplicable reason?
This project was one of those.
It started as an assignment for grad school. My professor made us immerse ourselves in a foreign subculture for a semester - a fairly easy task in the Seattle area where I live. Since I knew very little about it, I decided to use it as an excuse to learn about my local Muslim community. I called up a local mosque, the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS), and asked if I could visit.
I had no idea it would set the course for my entire year.