It was my mother who recognized me and my pain by looking into the dimmed light of my eyes.
I struggle with the words to speak, but I need to get them out.
Being married for six months is hardly a long time, but we were able to discover what worked for us through constant communication.
It wasn’t long before our relationship with our uncle began to sour.
Women throughout the world grow up in societies that teach them to guard their bodies against men. Men are never taught to avoid hurting women.
It all changed only weeks after my seventh birthday. Life has not been the same since.
I realized how not only was sex and sexuality a taboo, but how culturally, we were expected to be asexual.
We judge a society by how the women are dressed.
Ironically, the first time I felt furthest from Islam was when I was on pilgrimage to Mecca at the age of 12.