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Maha Zimmo

Maha Zimmo is a proud Canadian Muslim feminist born in Libya, and of Palestinian roots. She holds a Master of Arts in International Legal Theory & Mass Communication; has been writing at onefemalecanuck.com for 12 years, and is the Maha Monday advice columnist at Chai Latte Diaries. Website: http://onefemalecanuck.com
Poetry

Poem

he would pick the fullest one from his tree lift and place me next to him equal so i could watch as he unfolded the pomegranate placing every seed gently into rose-water & melted sugar.   i would reach push…

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Poetry

i see brown brothers

i see brown brothers break open their rib-cages to drink the urine of pale women. not-my-colour women. calling it sweet sweet mm-mmm sweet honey. these same brothers who close their backs on the molasses dripping thick from the hands of…

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Poetry

Grief

she has her father’s hands filled with soft oceans.   to sleep i would lay next to him listening to The Voice of Peace salt-water-air filling the room as i wrapped my small hands around his (my body a fraction…

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Experiences

Let them eat cake

He and I met for coffee at my (then) favourite coffee shop. It was a lovely, still warm autumn afternoon of caffeine and conversation. I had been over the moon to see him. Over coffee, he said ‘I have a…

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Opinions

Don’t be an asshole this Christmas

‘Verily, the most honored of you in the sight of God is the one who is most righteous.’ (Quran 49:13) Each one of us defines ‘righteous’ in a variety of ways, right down to the simplest things, like helping someone…

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Experiences

Because Allah knows best

This morning, I woke up an underachiever. Who still has not accomplished much of anything worth discussing or which might give me a sense of completeness. This morning, I woke up worthless. I am a useless bit of space not…

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Opinions

On the pornification of the female

Young women sexing the camera, or sexing one another. Mouths are open and inviting, tongues are licking, eyes are bed-roomed, breasts and asses are popping up at interesting (and I can’t imagine comfortable) angles. Any way you slice it, each…

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Experiences

Outstanding balance owed

Baba (my father) and I had an extremely volatile relationship during my adolescence. When he and momma divorced, I was young enough to understand the surface why, but not psychologically mature enough to disassociate myself from the divorce itself. At…

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Experiences

A lot to talk about

Once upon a time, a Muslim family was scared I was going to use my feminine wiles to steal their son right from underneath their noses. Scared, because I was the daughter of divorce, and well…

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