Writer. Educator. Artist. Creative Person. Mother. Wife. Student. Muslim. Mermaid.
Welcome to my blog, and thank you for your patronage! This is my attempt to document my journey throughout life and the lessons I learn along the way. I have high aspirations to write…both stories for children as well as teens/adults. I have always been in love with the written word, and it is my role as a stay-at-home mother that has recently spurred this burning desire within me to write again. I envision a world rich with moral literature that gives something to readers besides mere entertainment. Literature is a conversation…it needs to be meaningful, full of words worth pondering and shoes worth walking. I envision leaving sadaqa jariya in the form of inspirational literature that enriches and reaffirms minds, bodies, and souls.
The above words–labels–roles are all very important to me. I try to fulfill each of them in the best way possible. Sometimes I’m more of one than another. At times it seems that I’m starting out fast and slow at the same time–I have so many ideas. I definitely write with a Muslim audience in mind…but I want anyone to be able to pick up something I read and relate and feel comfortable. I love when literature allows you to find yourself in it…even in someone else’s mind, a stranger’s shoes, galaxies, worlds, and light years away. Muslim fiction is a “new” idea that hasn’t quite taken on in the Muslim markets yet, but we’re getting there and the movement is growing. It is needed. Therefore, it is hard to find someone to follow. We are all still paving our way. But who better to follow than rasulAllah (saws)? He (saws) was a prophet both like those before him, and unlike those before him. He paved his own way, and we are still following his way 1400-something years after him. Join me as I stumble around to find my place, my niche, my mihrab in the literary world. I’m making my own footsteps. Baby steps. One step at a time.