Monthly Archives: December 2015

I hear you (σ’ακούω)

It happens sometimes when I am convinced of such wondrous proposals that the stars’ burden is the heavens. Or when a wave of air comes rushing into my lungs rejuvenation, reflection upon a step I take, or remembrance of the … Continue reading

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For an Aunt with Alzheimer’s

What is left of us when the mind goes? Thia’s last years were spent with alzheimer’s Which makes me wonder, what part of those years were hers? She forgot who we were, one by one. And then she forgot how … Continue reading

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Queer Muslims and Our Human Dignity: An Open Letter to My Siblings in Islam

bismillah… As much as I feel a sense of responsibility to speak up as a queer Muslim, I am less clear about how to go about my choice of words. Especially because my primary intention in this post is to … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy, Queer Identity, and the Need for Meaning

A few years ago I took a course on early Christian theology where I read On the Incarnation by St. Athanasius of Alexandria. It was interesting: contemporary with the Council of Nicaea it can be read as a kind of … Continue reading

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The Joy of Secret Spaces

I like the closed spaces of narrow staircases with twisting turns, of rooms within rooms secret hallways behind walls, of doors within doors, like an old Andalusian house: turn this knob and enter through a wide door; but turn this … Continue reading

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Not Accidental, Not a Fiction

Don’t tell me that I don’t know. Don’t tell me that I have no knowledge. Who I am is not an opinion up for debate and the story I tell about myself is not a fiction written by lust— that … Continue reading

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