Welcome to the Muslim Women Speak Series. This series was created in collaboration with altmuslimah.com a website “exploring both sides of the gender divide.”
Several months ago I approached Asma T. Uddin, Founder and Executive Editor of altmuslimah, and asked her if she would be interested in featuring some of her writers on Gender Across Borders. She was excited about the collaboration, and about the chance to showcase the diversity of subjects and opinions on her site. Despite the wide-held stereotype of Muslim women as one homogenous, veiled, repressed mass, they are a group as variant as they are numerous.
I encourage you to visit Altmuslimah and read through the site and enjoy the posts we will feature here.
Muslim Women Speak
Edited by Colleen Hodgetts
September 5, 2011:
An Interview with Asma Uddin by Colleen Hodgetts
Female Prayer Leaders and Islamic Feminism by Deika Mohamed
How Best to Teach American Muslim Youth about Sexuality? by Nadiah Mohajir
September 6, 2011:
Stay at Home Daughters by Nadia S. Mohammad and Anisah Hashmi
I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim by Zahra T. Suratwala
Skateistan: Gender and Skateboarding by Rahilla Zafar
Face to Faith by Zehra Rizavi