I am a Muslim in America

(CNN)The topic of being Muslim in America has become a recurring theme, from Donald Trump's town hall meeting in September to a Texas teenager being arrested for a homemade clock.

We are asking people what it's like to be a Muslim in America. How do you feel about politicians making statements about your religion? What do you want the world to know about Islam?
Share your first-person essays along with a photo of yourself. You can post it below, or share it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #MuslimInAmerica. The best stories may be featured in CNN's coverage.