Gemali Project

I am proud to be a part of this: Gemali Project.

A bit of description from the website: "Whether you’re a spiritual seeker interested in exploring one of the world’s most well-preserved wisdom traditions, a new convert to Islam or a lifelong Muslim looking to strengthen your practice, Being Muslim offers a religiously authentic, culturally relevant and welcoming environment to connect with The Divine in a community of fellow wayfarers on a path to wholeness."

It is pretty dope, if you are into that sort of thing. ;-)
I miss the old days of the internet.
Back when it was weird. Now, the internet seems so stratified and Balkanized. It's boring.
Man, I don't even know where to begin.
So this happened.

Whelp. I have a job interview coming up. I did the phone "conversation" thing and it went well. I know I can show well in an in-person interview,so I have high hopes for this upcoming interview. If I Can land this job, it will be a huge pay raise, plus a huge increase in quality of life. Like, more vacation, less time working, more time with family. I have some life goals that aren't getting anywhere now simply because I don't make enough and I work too much. God willing, this will change.

Your journal looks a little incomplete.
I will be attending training with a local organization, the Islamic Resource Group of Minnesota, to be a speaker on Islam and Muslims. My special lady and I recently attended a presentation given by the IRG, and we think this kind of work is desperately needed. We also think that, as American converts, we can more effectively communicate with white American audiences. Also, we are told that couples can be very effective in communicating issues of gender.
The Greater Jihad is always the struggle for peace.
Daybreak Press Global Bookshop & Gathering Space
Mission: Daybreak Press Global Bookshop & Gathering Space creates a platform for
education, activism, and positive community experiences in Minnesota.
With a focus on faith, social justice, and women’s empowerment, we provide books from
around the world as well as space for community gatherings, events, and regular programming.

My favorite feminist Muslim book shop. The overall focus is on world feminism, with a special emphasis on the shared experiences of women worldwide. They also have a fantastic selection of books for young women and girls. There is a special emphasis on Muslim feminism and the education of Muslim girls and women.
A wonderful space to be in. And a great place to bring young girls and boys if you want them to be rad.
Welcome back?

I just found out recently that it's back. This has always been home for me.

I've missed you all.