Please have a look at this voice, that should be heard by everyone, who'd like to broaden their horizons in terms of what a Muslim woman could be like, my journey with sexuality. This blog is full of articles, that show, that Muslim women are not a homogenous group. They are different and not only… Continue reading Muslim women are not monolithic…
I’ve started reading “Can We All Be Feminists?”, which is an anthology of essays by women with very different backgrounds. The first two essays are about the writers' struggles with feminism and it kind of took me back to the past. Growing up as a teen, I was a devout Muslima, a hijabi even. This… Continue reading Finding feminism
Who should we listen to when it comes to the veil?
Why even pose this question? The context is an argument between @monaeltahawy and @ConfessionsExMu on Twitter. Mona attended the conference Ake Arts and Book Festival (#akefest18) in Lagos where she basically said, “unless you’re a Muslim woman, shut the fuck up about the veil!” @ConfessionsExMu believes that we should all work together and no one… Continue reading Who should we listen to when it comes to the veil?
Bolero – it takes a bit to open up your voice
Absolutely quiet it starts. One soft voice breaks the silence, but it is timid, maybe cautious, maybe shy. Probably hesitant yet. It addresses a small audience. “This is not right. They are men, and all they intend to do is shut down the female narrative.” We’ve heard it all before. But the small audience has… Continue reading Bolero – it takes a bit to open up your voice