Ramadan: “It Takes a Village”. A Conversation with, “For Mami’s Sake” the Podcast.

Ramadan Mubarak! Ramadan Kareem! May all of your fasts, prayers and dua’a be accepted, ameen. For this post, I wanted to talk about what creating Ramadan looks like and means for me. As someone who didn’t grow up with this holiday, I really strive to make it worthwhile for my children. I want them to […]

“I Got on My Knees and Cried” One Woman’s Journey from Agnostic to the Nation.

I want to start this post out with a “Thank you” to my sis Zewdy for agreeing to do this interview. It took a little while for me to get this together with the happenings of life; but she was so accommodating of me and my craziness. The answers given are all her own words, […]

How the #blackhijabichallenge came about and had my phone going off ALL day!

Yesterday started off like any regular Sunday. I had been looking at my twitter feed and the beautiful photos in the #blackhairchallange. I wear hijab full time so I  couldn’t participate and was deep in my feelings. This lead to me tweeting about my sadness and desire to be apart of the hashtag. What came […]

I Encourage Muslims Not to Fast During Ramadan; and You Should Too.

I became Muslim in the early months of 2009. The last time I was able to fast for Ramadan was 2011. Around that time I was diagnosed with severe intestinal problems. Missing a meal, stress, a change in schedule, would inflame my intestines so bad, I usually ended up in the ER. Afterwards, I would […]

While Some Get Ready for Ramadan with Decorations and Introspection. Others Get Ready for Micro Aggression and Loneliness

It’s that time of the year again. I have  begun to see the blog  and Facebook posts dedicated to the theme of “How are You Getting Ready for Ramadan?” Some of the posts address introspective ideals like: getting your intentions ready, and preparing your mind. Others focus on outward aspects such as: decorations, how to […]