About the Author

Carmel Delshad is multimedia journalist based in the USA. She studied international reporting at The City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism, where she earned a Master's of Arts degree in journalism, with an emphasis on broadcast media. She is the co-creator of I Marched Along, a website featuring interviews with leading Egyptian politicians, activists and civilians on what they believe will be the future of women in Egypt, post-revolution. Carmel's work has been published in World Policy Journal's Blog, PRI The World, The New Yorker Blog, WUSF 89.7 FM, The Post Internazionale in Italy and in other various publications. She worked previously as the community manager for the Collaborative Documentary Project's 18 Days in Egypt. Carmel is the co-recipient of the 2012 Robert F. Kennedy Europe Journalism Award for School of Journalism category for I Marched Along. She also spent six months in Cairo creating and setting up Egypt Journalism Project as the program director of the Citizen Journalism Training Club.

"Being the 'Other' on September 11, 2001" was originally published by Busted Halo on September 8, 2011.