This is a blog celebrating the amazing, strong and courageous Muslim women of the world with the hope of dispelling negative stereotypes and building more understanding about us.
Before you read any further, I have to come clean and warn you that I am no writer. I have never felt comfortable putting my thoughts in writing let alone inviting people to read what I write. My written communications have always been short and to the point; heck, my first published work was a Haiku in the Sunday Washington Post, get the picture? The question then that comes to mind is, why put yourself out there with a blog when you are a self-proclaimed non-writer?
There are several reasons that I can come up with, but I do not want to bore you with them (a good excuse not to write much) so I will mention only one.
Having worked as an advocate for the civil rights of Muslims in America for most part of my existence in the United States, and having interacted with people of other faiths and backgrounds, I am constantly reminded that the perception of what people have of Muslims and, in particular Muslim women, from foreign countries is different from the reality of what or who they actually are. And it is with this in mind that I felt that I should get out of my comfort zone and create a blog that highlights the lives of Muslim women around the world, with the hope that we will come to the realization that we have more in common as human beings than we are different.
Even if I managed to shift just one perception in a positive manner, I have done my duty to humanity.
Peace and blessings.