First and foremost, Happy International Women’s Day! What does this mean to me? Well, I feel the fact that you’re a woman shouldn’t be limited to one day. There are many issues that women face: unfair payment, domestic and sexual violence, discrimination. The list is endless. Yet we overcome them. We should get a party every single day. With loads of burritos. And a shopping spree. Maybe a life time supply of Krispy Kremes . . .
What does it mean to be a woman in Islam? Contrary to popular belief in Western society that the Muslim Woman is a surpressed, meek non-enity; if people actually took the time to research, they would see that Islam raised the status of women in pre-Islamic Arabia.
I came across this post on Instagram and felt these points – though small – uplifted me and made me want to be a better version of myself. As Muslim and most of all as a woman.
I’m blessed to be able to have the opportunity to make the same achievements as a man, yet possess the biological diversity to bear children. I’m blessed to be in tune with my feminity and glorify my intuition which enables me to create some dope ass pieces of art.
I salute all the women whose existence, wisdom and experiences have contributed to the woman that I am today.