Home has never been where I live. Home has been people, ideas and communities. I’ve found pieces of home here and there – a dive boxing gym run by a Vietnam War veteran, the eternal blue sky of Mongolian ancestors, and The Mago Circle.
SHE RISES is a project I’ve collaborated on this year that talks about the sacred feminine – a far divergence from how women are seen and treated under Islamist views. How powerful would Muslim women be if we were raised under the idea of a sacred feminine? I truly feel that the role of women like myself is to help lift up other women who aren’t there yet due to centuries of social and religious conditioning.
I’m so grateful to have found this community of inspired women, and to be able to contribute my short autobio for Volume II of She Rises, titled “When I was 5 I wanted to be a witch. When I was 35 I knew what that meant.”
Category: LETTERS TO MY SON, FEMINISM
Shireen Qudosi is a Top 10 North American Muslim Reformer. She founded Qudosi Chronicles shortly after 9-11 when she noticed a widespread failure in honest conversations about Islam. Since it’s launch, Qudosi Chronicles has developed a broad and diverse following that has helped spark Muslim reform.
Shireen is half Pakistani, half Afghan and a Sufi American Muslim who feels strongly that Islam is fated for an evolutionary leap in consciousness. And that leap is necessary in order for a global world of people to take the next collective step in advancing human dignity and excellence.