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Ata Younan
Ata Younan is a multimedia storyteller, yoga instructor, and advocate for authentic living through the avenues of introspective, interpersonal and intercultural communication. Her work has been published in Reel Mamas Chicago, Food and Dating Magazine, and Seeds Literary Arts Magazine. When she is not writing, she dabbles in video production and stage management and eats copious amounts of pho. You can also find other works by her at

Ata Younan, Opinions Editor

Oct 22, 2019
Renaming Columbus Day just a symbolic gesture (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Interactive ombuds workshop delves into conflict resolution (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
A good win for civic engagement (Story)
Aug 27, 2019
Let Me Tell My Own Story (Story)
Aug 27, 2019
Self-Care is How We Take Care of Each Other (Story)
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