He used to mask his class to cut it as a lawyer – but 'making it' came with a cost
Muhammad Faridi studied table manners, practiced speaking like businessmen and pretended he was into high art
This story was originally published on September 20, 2019.
As an aspiring lawyer, Muhammad Faridi used to study table manners, practice speaking like businessmen and pretend he was into high art to mask his family's socioeconomic class.
He doesn't have to anymore, now that he's a partner at a prestigious firm.
But as Faridi tells Out in the Open host Piya Chattopadhyay, the consequence of making it for him has meant losing old friends and a sense of belonging.
This story appears in the Out in the Open episode "Come to Pass".