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 […]Read more "Love Letter To Single Sisters"
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 […]Read more "Homecoming"
I am super honored to be included in this list as a “storyteller.” Click the link below to see who is who among Muslim female academics, activists, writers, policy makers, and splendidly awesome women. CLICK HERE. DO IT.Read more "Top Muslim Women on Twitter"
I am deeply honored to share the story of Unicorn Press, a small independent poetry press that is a legend in America’s literary culture. _____________________ Coffee Shop, Greensboro, North Carolina: He always arrived by bike, and he sat in one particular seat that I came to know as “that guy’s spot.” He carried peculiar tools […]Read more "Baraka Filled Poetry: Unicorn Press"
I’m participating in a 24 hour reading event at Scuppernong Books, WORDSOMNIA, April 3-4, 2015. My time slot is 9 am, April 4th, where I’ll read original work. If you are in the area, drop by for morning coffee and a little bit of Deonna in your cup.Read more "WORDSOMNIA APRIL 4TH"
I’m putting back on my ghost hat for an appearance on Paranormal Review Radio, Friday, Feb 27th at 10 pm EST. I’ll discuss Islam and the Paranormal, among other things. Please join if you can! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormalreviewRead more "I’m back on internet radio…for a minute."
Recently, I heard a phrase that I adore: Woman of Size. I love that idea. It goes beyond the politics of the”fat” label, which still stings no matter how feminists positively co-opt the word. How lovely it is to say: “I am a woman of size. I contain multitudes. I encompass girths of greatness.” I […]Read more "A Woman Of Size"