I had lain awake countless nights wondering why my heart felt numb. Why the four walls of my room suffocated me; why I could not bear to look at myself in the mirror too long without my stomach clenching and my throat tightening — pain that was impossible to swallow, pain I could not hide….

Can You Hear Us Now?

#CanYouHearUsNow: Hashtag surfaces in response to Donald Trump’s comments about Ghazala Khan, mother of a slain Muslim-American soldier, who supposedly wasn’t “allowed” to speak at the DNC. Here is my response.    My fellow Muslim women: according to the oh so authentic words of Donald Trump, women in Islam aren’t allowed to speak. Oh, and apparently, it’s…