bangladesh, Gender-based Violence, identity, immigrant experience, public health

forgotten tale of independence

**Trigger Warning** chabish-ey March (26th March) independence day we celebrate but let us not forget... the systematic killing of our people "Operation Lightsearch" war crime/death squads infiltrating the streets of Dhaka, or the disappearance of half of Chittagong's population the cleansing- genocide of over 3 million people atrocities of religious leaders endorsing "gonimoter maal" (war… Continue reading forgotten tale of independence

Gender-based Violence, immigrant experience, public health, Uncategorized

Speaking Against the Silencing of Survivors

It wasn't easy to think about it...I was afraid to write about this; perhaps that's the very reason that I should.  **Trigger Warning** - This post is about sexual assault & gender-based violence. Perhaps in the 5th or 6th grade- I remember one Saturday, I was late to the mosque for a weekly session. That day,… Continue reading Speaking Against the Silencing of Survivors

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Sexism in Islam, or rather, lack thereof

I was reflecting on my study of women in religion. As a re-read one of my reflection papers, I thought I would share a quote from an incredible American female Muslim scholar. Society created differences—not religion. "There is no distinction between the male and female with regard to individual capacity. With regard to their potential… Continue reading Sexism in Islam, or rather, lack thereof