Portraits & Stores – Furqan’s First

I started painting children’s portraits about two years ago. I was having a conversation with my friend Krea, a fellow parent and vocal activist. I was telling her about my story and she was very ...

We made it! – Furqan’s First

We did it! THANK YOU all so much for being a part of this journey! It has been amazing to see all the support from family, old friends, and many new friends. I’m excited to ...

My Mentors – Furqan’s First

When I first entered the children’s book world, I felt like a strange being on a new planet. Aside from the few stories I remember as a child, I really didn’t know much. I knew ...

Short Stories – Furqan’s First

I once heard Will Smith tell a story about rebuilding a wall his dad tore down. I remember him making a metaphor out of the wall. It was about gradual steps that build something much ...