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Fiction

To my future husband

To my future husband, You’re never going to read this. Not because I didn’t show this to you, but because you’ll just take it as a joke. Because a strong woman is a joke in your eyes. Before we get…

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Experiences

Love on a new continent

I am the companion of the new Adam Who has earned my self-assured love. (Fahmida Riaz)   ‘Mommy, when are you going to start dating? You’re not even trying!’ complained my nine-year old on a sunny afternoon in February, two…

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Interviews and Reviews

Film review: Finding Fatimah

Online romance is a prominent part of today’s romantic culture. But what about Muslim dating sites? It is no coincidence that the release of Finding Fatimah coincides with Channel Four’s ‘All The Single Muslims’, the first episode of the Extremely…

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Experiences

Vitiligo versus marriage

I was 26 years old and home visiting my parents. We were having the same old argument – marriage. This time the conversation centered on why I saw no point in meeting a 36 year old settled in Chicago while…

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Experiences

One of those girls

I am problematic. I never intended for it to be this way, it’s just who I am; and sometimes I wish I wasn’t. I come from a relatively liberal Egyptian-Canadian Muslim household. The keyword being relative: in comparison to other…

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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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Videos

Hands

I loved him. His brown eyes and large hands that held me too tight sometimes His wanting that would turn me to stone and the cold I felt when he held me – I loved him. It wasn’t uncommon when…

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Experiences

Becoming Mulan

As I was growing up, Mulan was my favourite movie, because she understood what it meant to look in the mirror and wonder ‘Who is that girl I see?’ And though I longed to be Mulan, I was taught to…

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Experiences

Love is not dishonourable

Since I was a child, I was taught to be a good and obedient girl. I was not to speak too loudly or walk too cheerfully; I had to keep in line like other good Asian girls. I was instructed…

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Experiences

Narratives, expectations, and human hearts

I grew up hearing many narratives about relationships and marriages. In public school in the United States, I learned about the opposition to interracial relationships and the historic US Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which legalised interracial marriage. That…

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