Everything you wanted to know about the hijab, but felt too awkward to ask.

"Why do you wear it?" It seems like a fairly innocuous question. Depending on my mood, my answer would be "Well, I'm Muslim and the hijab is part of my identity. I find it liberating, feminist even. ┬áIt's empowering to not worry about bad hair days or my body, to ignore fashion trends and not … Continue reading Everything you wanted to know about the hijab, but felt too awkward to ask.

Islamophobia isn’t racism- a rambling monologue

Islam isn't a race. Islamophobia isn't racism. Islamophobia isn't even a thing.

Suffrage and the Muslim woman.

As the world's largest democracy heads to the polling booth, I sit watching thousands of kilometres away, nibbling on strudel and wishing I could be part of the process. When election fever grips India, temperatures go off the charts, adding even more heat to the already scorching Indian summer. I scroll through news articles, read … Continue reading Suffrage and the Muslim woman.