Leaving Islam – the hangover

Leaving Islam – the hangover

  After I shared my last post, I shut my laptop and looked for distraction from my pounding heartbeat. Part of me felt lighter; relieved to have reached a decision after months of turmoil. I felt more empowered than I had for a long time under the weight of...
Leaving Islam – irreconcilable differences

Leaving Islam – irreconcilable differences

  “Last week was Eid ul Fitr, the muslim day of celebration that marks the end of Ramadan. I should have been happy but I couldn’t find it in me. How can I celebrate being muslim when so much ignorance, barbarity and pain takes place in my name? Being muslim no longer...
Butterflies in the Canadian Classroom

Butterflies in the Canadian Classroom

  Since S began full-day kindergarten in September she’s been waking up every morning eager to get back to school, and little wonder when she’s got such interesting stuff going down! While parents dusted themselves down and gathered their wits after the madness of the...
Point & Shoot: The scramble to school

Point & Shoot: The scramble to school

  Hot in the city The weather has steadily grown more humid in the past week, as if to taunt us. The first day of school dawned a sticky 30 degrees on the humidex. I’m reminded of hot summer nights in the UK when we’d sleep under just a sheet, flipping...
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