No One Will Reward You for Your Martyrdom

No one will reward you for your martyrdom. No one will praise your eagerness to sacrifice unless they will benefit. I promise that you will not be redeemed for your martyrdom.

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When​ Hijab is Not a Choice

When we talk about hijab, it’s usually as an act of resistance to Islamophobia. But why don’t we talk about the women whose hijab is not a choice? Why aren’t we having discussions about why hijab is not always a choice?

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The 5 Types of Somali Pick Me’s

Let me preface this post with compassion and empathy because I know that, as Black women, we are not afforded any. I am a recovering Pick Me. All of us experience coming of age in this violent, abusive, sexist and oppressive system called patriarchy.

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