Thursday, October 21, 2010

Please welcome WoodTurtle

Hello everyone, I would like to announce a new contributor. Her name is WoodTurtle.


WoodTurtle is a Canadian Muslim feminist currently using her extended maternity leave to explore developments of Islamic feminism in the Western and Muslim world. A former academic with a masters in Islamic law and medieval history, she believes that in order to grapple with patriarchal religious Tradition, it's necessary for women to produce engaged readings and interpretations of the Quran. And to do so confidently.

As a woman who wears the hijab (owns several
abayas and a niqab monogrammed with her initials in pink, sparkly sequins), she writes frequently on genderized Islamophobia.  She also works toward dispelling myths and stereotypes about women in Islam for both Muslims and non. She writes full time about her feminism and motherhood over at WoodTurtle and occasionally guest blogs at Hijabman.
Please welcome her to the blog.