Unrequited is a poetry book that voices stories of love, loss, the struggles of family, cross-cultural differences, and the reality through the journey to self-actualization. Unrequited is very raw and powerful, with poems that open up about the depths of human facets. It shines light on the juxtaposition of pretending to be whole to the outside world, while constantly feeling unworthy. It peels back the layers of façade one at a time to get to the painful emotions of choice and being the product of an environment. Unrequited describes a unique perspective on modern, young-adulthood, through the eyes of the second generation American, Muslim author.