It is the end of another year, and as I find myself reflecting on my childhood and comparing it with my daughters’ lives, I also look back on what a year it has been for Anushay’s Point.

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In 2017, I continued my opinion journalism and political commentary work while also expanding my platforms. I made my CNN International debut earlier in the year while still pregnant, but getting to be on Hala Gorani’s show was really a huge honor.

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I also got to travel internationally to cover the 2017 Minamata Conference in Geneva, Switzerland for the Daily Ittefaq as part of the Bangladesh Delegation.

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Even though I had technically made my MSNBC debut last year, this year Anushay’s Point really cemented its presence on the network by becoming a regular on AM Joy, Joy Reid’s weekend morning show.

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Then, of course, there were the Nazi riots in my beloved Charlottesville about which I wrote one of my most personal essays for CNN.

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As the Rohingya refugee and genocide crisis unfolded in Bangladesh, I conducted my third interview with maternal health advocate and supermodel, Christy Turlington-Burns whose organization is doing critical work for women’s health on the ground.

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I was also beyond honored to have my article on Melania Trump’s visit to Saudia Arabia make CNN’s list of top articles of the year.

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But the biggest accomplishment I had this year was the birth of my second daughter, Layla Via Pahlevani, whom my husband and I were blessed to welcome in May.

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That brings us to the final days of 2017, and I want to thank you, my dear dear readers.  Thank you for reading, watching and supporting my work without which I would have no voice. Thank you for listening.

Wishing you a very happy Holiday Season and New Year, from my family to yours.

See you in 2018!

Written by AnushaysPoint

Writer and Political Commentator based in Washington, DC. For more, visit AnushaysPoint.com

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