Author: deonnakellisayed

  • Contested Whiteness: True Tales of a White Muslim Woman

    My car battery dies today, so I call AAA. A tattooed technician in his mid 40s arrives. He is blond, Southern accent thick, and his hands are deeply rutted with grease and the trials of a Battery Service Tech. I will call him Joe. Joe is jovial and helpful. He starts to flirt a little […]

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  • Musings On a Hot July Day

    Summer greetings! What a long, hot summer it is, indeed.  I don’t know about you, but it seems everyone I know is in some sort of transition. Nonetheless, I’ve been up to some exciting things. In case you’ve missed this, I produce a storytelling project called, “A Little Podcast.” The series highlights intersections between personality, […]

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  • Love Letter To Single Sisters

    Dear Single Sisters, Lately, I’ve run into a lot of fabulous, beautiful single women who can’t find someone brave enough to show up for them. I am one of those women, just like you. We are beautiful, growing in our solitude, and looking for someone fearless and strong enough to rock our world. Life gets […]

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  • Homecoming

    My latest piece at Altmuslimah. A deep magenta shalwar chemise lay draped on the bed. I had not worn such things in years, but today, while visiting a Washington, D.C. suburb, a Pakistani aunty told me to come over to her house and pick one out. I selected the one with the richest hue possible […]

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