I am so tired of being silenced. I am more than that. We all deserve better than that. I do not want to have to distance myself from certain aspects of my identity to “reconcile” with other parts. What is left of me if I become pressured to silence my womanhood, my colour, and my faith? I become nothing. Nothing at all.
A reflection on the ups and downs of growing up as a Brown, Muslim, woman in Montreal in a post 9/11 climate.