Ruby Usman

Ruby was born in the slums of Karachi, Pakistan. She has experienced sexual abuse at the hands of many men as a child; some of them strangers and others, close family members. She grew up as a Muslim woman and experienced violence and shaming of women as an integral part of society and culture. She now writes and speaks against these traditions that cause women to grow up with Shame, disrespect and violence. She is the founder of The Unshaming Project.
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Lily Lovsky
Lily Lovsky

Incredible essay. Really eye-opening and coming from a very vulnerable place. You have been within this oppressive system, lived through it and now you can write about it openly. You have to be proud of yourself and serve as a model to all women in islam. Speak the truth!