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.
Iman Al-Hassan is a long time writer and poet. She is a recent college graduate. While her accomplishments, thus far, have been centered on humanitarian aid efforts and global health initiatives, she is expanding her reaches into the arts. Iman believes that words have the power to heal; thus is challenging herself, through the narratives of her experience, to lend a healing hand to those who can empathize with her poetry. Iman is an adventurous thinker, this is the first of many works to come, and a stepping stone of her many talents that she has begun sharing with the world.