A Tirade of Snark to My Clueless Muslim Critics
Herein I unleash the snark. I can’t always wax gently lyrical. Context: My last blog post was about having conversations regarding sex and virginity with family, a musing exploration of the disconnect in exchanging ideas while trying to understand each other. This morning I approved a new comment on the …
Sex and Virginity When Consent is Not a Consideration
[Content note: Sexual assault, rape] I’m trying this new thing where I blog more frequently, and allow myself to post shorter pieces. I’ve tended to stick to long-form essays because with them I can delve into an in-depth exploration, tussle with details, fan out layers of nuance. And I will …
Ex-Hijabi Interviews and the Underrepresentation of Ex-Muslim Women
[UPDATE: The Huffington Post has published the Ex-Hijabi interviews; find them HERE.] A few weeks ago, Valerie Tarico, a psychologist, author, and journalist, released a piece in the Huffington Post entitled “Is the Hijab A Symbol of Diversity or a Symbol of Oppression?” While I was glad to finally see …
What it is like to be an Ex-Muslim woman
Life and love post-hijab… …wherein also I reveal a bunch of my faces [Content Note: Body image, dissociation, mental illness, also small spoiler from Disney’s Frozen] More from the ‘what it’s like to be a…’ series here, here, and here. Some nights, I wish for remnants of that old Muslim …
ExMuslim Women Bear Witness for International Women’s Day
Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! For the occasion, my friends and colleagues from the Ex-Muslims of North America have been working very hard to create a powerful, moving compilation of Ex-Muslim’s women’s voices, a category of voices often hidden, marginalized, and discounted. Read their words about how they view their …
Open ~ Voices of ExMuslim Women ~ Solidarity on International Women’s Day
In this final part of the International Women’s Day project, I want to share five ExMuslim women’s writings who wrote open-ended pieces.
Ex-Muslim privilege ~ Voices of ExMuslim Women ~ Solidarity on International Women’s Day
Question: What are the privileges you DO have as an Exmuslim woman that you did not have as a Muslim woman?
Muslim privilege ~ Voices of ExMuslim Women ~ Solidarity on International Women’s Day
Question: What are the privileges you do NOT have as an Exmuslim woman that you did have as a Muslim woman? (e.g. speaking openly about your beliefs, etc.)
To understand~ Voices of ExMuslim Women ~ Solidarity on International Women’s Day
Question: What do you wish women who have never been Muslim would understand about your experiences of being Exmuslim?
Your former self ~ Voices of ExMuslim Women ~ Solidarity on International Women’s Day
Question: What do you wish you could tell your former Muslim self?