About me, Experience, Opinion, The start

Ubernoise

When I moved to the US and came closer to the start of maternity, I knew I’d have time on my hands to start a new project. Something that has always been close to my heart, women’s rights, just seemed to be the best choice in terms of where I could put my energy into.… Continue reading Ubernoise

#metoo, Experience, Opinion

#mosquemetoo

Around a year ago Mona Eltahawy started #MosqueMeToo. A Pakistani woman, Sabica Khan, wrote a Facebook post about her awful experience at the holy mosque in Mecca. To support her Mona started #MosqueMeToo and tweeted about her experience with sexual assault during hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage. Me too! I was there for umrah and I… Continue reading #mosquemetoo

Experience, Opinion

Race – a social construct

One of the things that were introduced in How to be less stupid about race was that race is only a social construct, meaning there are no biological differences between the races the human has defined. For further reading and understanding, please look at this and this. Racism is systemic, and that’s why white supremacy has been… Continue reading Race – a social construct

Experience, Informational, Opinion

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun and her roar for liberty

Imagine you were born a Muslim. Imagine, you renounced Islam. You don’t live in Germany, nor in the UK. You don’t even live in the US or another secular country. You live in Saudi Arabia, where renouncing Islam can cost your life. What would you do? Would you say it out loud? Really? You would,… Continue reading Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun and her roar for liberty

Experience, Opinion

Reflections – ’tis the holiday season 5

Hope, everyone had a nice Christmas! I’ve only started celebrating Christmas in my adult life, not so long ago really. My parents have never celebrated it (as we’re a Muslim family). We were grateful for the days off and spent it with family, but without a big dinner or any other kind of big ruckus.… Continue reading Reflections – ’tis the holiday season 5