I still think about him, even if I don't want to. And I don't think that'll ever change.
I was surprised that something I had been reading from such a young age was so offensive and I never even realized it.
The best thing a male ally can do is to hand over the mic to a woman. There is absolutely no excuse for all male panels - or for male allies speaking for women.
You don't want to miss out on these, they are too good to ignore!
After years of dealing with these types of comments, I'd had enough.
I snap back and tell the bigot that I, too, am a Muslim. And he stumbles over his words to justify what he said, saying I must be a different sect or I must not practice or whatever excuse.
The coolest possibility for Spectacles though? It's the opportunity for young people to tell their own stories.
There are some words that are hard to forget, words like, "Every strand of hair that I see on your head is a sin."
I never knew people would care so much about what I have to say.