وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is protected by supporters after being hit with a stone during a housing march in what was then the all-white Marquette Park neighborhood on Chicago’s Southwest Side. King marched to protest housing segregation and inadequate housing for minorities. “I have seen many demonstrations in the South, but I have never seen anything so hostile and so hateful as I’ve seen here (in Marquette Park) today,” King said. Chicago Tribune historical photo, Aug. 5, 1966

I’m always going to be your daughter. I’m always going to be your little girl, the one you cradled in your arms as you ran from door to door crying for help because I was having a seizure. I’m always going to be your daughter who so frequently needs to go off by herself, your daughter who is at times so adamantly stubborn, your daughter who can’t dance for nuts, your daughter who really doesn’t like talking to strangers that much, your daughter who can never keep her room tidy for more than two days. I know you love me, and I love you, and those things will never change inshaAllah.

but mum, I have to find my own way. I can’t do it your way. it’s just different, what I’ve been led to and what you’ve been led to. but it’s all ending up at the same destination. I only ask that you trust me. I love you and I need your support.


Iraqi women operating canoes loaded with reeds from the Hammar marsh, about 50 miles north of Basra, wait at the shore for their boats to be unloaded to a truck.

Bill Bass, Imaginary Landscapes. 2013

“ I am a vault of secrets, and you are the healing light
that will flush them all out. I have known since
I was very young that most things should be kept
up inside my head where they belong. ”

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“ Forty percent of Muslims say they have a college degree or more, compared to the 29 percent of Americans overall. Muslim women in America… are statistically likely as Muslim men to hold college or postgraduate degrees. Muslim women also report monthly household incomes more or nearly equal to men’s, compared to women and men in other faith groups. ”


Dr. John Esposito, The Future of Islam

Because we’re oppressed, right?

Because we’re married young and just have babies, right?

Because we’re subjected to a patriarchal faith, right?

Because we’re uneducated, right?


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“She was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”
Mongolian girl laughing in front of her house