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Coming of Faith

This Is Precisely Why I Became an Activist

Coming of Faith | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Coming of Faith

We recognize that lives are lost every day, every hour, every minute. But what we cannot comprehend is that in the times of today, there are people dropping dead at a shockingly high rate worldwide.

The Struggle to Fit in

Coming of Faith | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Coming of Faith

I watched as these girls, even in class, were pre-occupied with their looks, pushing their boobs up, rolling their shorts up and trying to get away with whatever they could to make themselves more sexually appealing. Where did I, as a brown hijabi girl fit in?

I Am Who I Am

Coming of Faith | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
Coming of Faith

I can't count the number of hours that I've waited with (literally) bated breath, hoping and praying that someone will say "Of course you're Egyptian! I could totally tell." But I think what I've really always wanted to hear is, "You belong with us."

Inside the Heart of a Muslim Feminist

Coming of Faith | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion
Coming of Faith

For me, being a Muslim feminist means to first turn the critical lens inward and take care of my heart. As I continue to read Muslim women's work, I read them to make myself strong. Not strong relative to other women or relative to men, but strong for myself.

'The Bachelorette: Ramadan Edition'

Coming of Faith | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion
Coming of Faith

When Ramadan first started, I was excited to do it on my own: now my siblings wouldn't hog the leftover lentil soup that I so coveted during suhoor, nor would they jabber so much during suhoor that my dad would shush us all.