Written by Theresa Corbin
A couple weeks ago, I was going through some old papers, trying to get rid of obsolete stuff like my health insurance coverage brochure from 2007. I was thinking how ridiculous the mountain of dead trees that we all keep in our homes is when I came across the first article I ever wrote about Islam.
The article was a letter to the editor in response to a man who had written about how hijab is evil or some such ignorance. I had been Muslim for all of 13 months and I had heard enough. I wasn’t gonna let it go anymore. I had to speak up. So I did. But I didn’t think it would actually get published. It did.
Check it out my first ever article about Islam here.
That was December 25, 2002 (I had no control over the date of publication.)
when the only real way to be heard was to send a letter to the editor via snail mail. Or to literally stand out in a crowded place and shout. Facebook was still a futuristic fantasy and many people were still getting the hang of email. It was the dark ages.
Today, blogging is a thing and we can all share our knowledge on social media for the world to see. Today, we all have a voice. We can all say something when ignorance is being spread. And that is an amazing thing!
Here’s to being heard, yesterday, today, and-inshaAllah-tomorrow!
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