It's been a busy week. I went to Atlanta for the first time last Thursday for The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (didn't have time to pretend to be Scarlett O'Hara as Savannah is a 4 hour drive, but I did pass the Margaret Mitchell house two times! Notwithstanding Mitchell, the film adaptation was a… Continue reading A blog post about nothing and yet everything!
I just finished reading Leila Ahmed's A Border Passage last night. For those of you familiar with Leila Ahmed, you're probably thinking "Oh no!" or "Right on!" For those unfamiliar, Leila Ahmed is a controversial figure within Islamic Studies scholarship. Or maybe just with Muslims. I don't know. I honestly haven't really read too much… Continue reading On the importance of memoirs
After what seems has been an entire year of dealing with non-emergency but nonetheless irritating health issues, perioral dermatitis (Vaseline is my BFF nowadays), persistent allergies, etc. (these etcetera I do not wish to share on a public blog), I finally have some answers! I made a FB post about this earlier this evening somewhat… Continue reading Confirming what I already kinda knew
What is going on in this country? My U.S. citizenship could very well mean nothing soon enough. Perhaps I'm being overly pessimistic. I read an article today on how fascism develops and it always begins with denial. I don't want to be in denial. Of course, I would hope that the two other branches of… Continue reading Thoughts on the recent U.S. immigration ban by a Canadian-born American Muslim woman
I have received a hug from 5 different people I've never met before in just 2 days. It's amazing what a tiny little gesture can do. I'm not one to be overtly friendly with strangers. There's always the fear that people might be suspicious of me. When you're a visibly Muslim woman living in a… Continue reading Encounters with strangers