Let's get one thing straight: Fatima Ali is an icon.
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I felt like I had to make the most of my education. You know, my parents really wanted to make sure that I was gonna be the best at what I did and I knew that I had to expand the breadth of my knowledge to be able to do that and when I was going through school I often wouldn’t taste things because they had pork in them.
I began to fall behind a little bit in some of my classes because I just couldn’t relate. I didn’t know how to butcher a pig, I didn’t know how to cook with it, I didn’t understand internal temperatures. … But then I always felt like I didn’t know what my peers knew and to me that was infuriating because I wanted to know more than what they knew.
She also shared how Pakistani food helped her during her recovery:
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