Hope Is The Light of Kindness

by E __ [CW: This post describes the aftermath of rape, its emotional impact of rape & experience of intense victim-blaming.] What is Hope, you ask? Hope is Love personified. Hope is Kindness acted out. Hope is a Friend, and a Lover, who offers compassion unconditionally. Hope is everywhere if we simply allow it to…

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Editor’s Letter: Hope

by Diana Rahim _ “Resistance is first of all a matter of principle and a way to live, to make yourself one small republic of unconquered spirit. You hope for results, but you don’t depend on them.” – Rebecca Solnit I know you will believe me when I say I had a hard time figuring…

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Interrogating the Uncomfortable

by Diana Rahim Editor _ Beyond The Hijab began four years ago as a platform for Muslim women to share their stories. I often say this when asked to describe the beginnings and the purpose of the blog, and I am always struck by its simplicity. All we wanted to do was to be a…

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