Ruby Usman

Ruby was born in the slums of Karachi, Pakistan. She has experienced sexual abuse at the hands of many men as a child; some of them strangers and others, close family members. She grew up as a Muslim woman and experienced violence as an integral part of society and culture. She now writes about these traditions and hopes that by starting these debates, a new face of Islam is revealed. A new Islam with love, compassion and forgiveness for ALL irrespective of their gender, race and colour.


  1. Janey
    July 22, 2017 @ 12:14 pm

    Anger is the hardest…… I find acknowledging my wounded child and having a good therapist has meant I can keep the volcano at bay but its still there. I cannot imagine what could remove it completely as the abusers have died and never fessed up. Loving myself and respecting we were damaged but can have a life is essential.

    • Ruby Usman
      July 28, 2017 @ 11:33 am

      You are so right Janey. When we know that there is a volcano inside of us – even if it doesn’t burst, it still leaks out and affects our behavior in ways that we don’t even see sometimes… Love, Compassion, and Respect take us a long way but reconciling that anger within yourself is the key…