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. Caroline Abbott
    May 6, 2017 @ 7:48 pm

    Dear Ruby,

    Thank you for this blog. I have never thought about the different categories of being unsafe that you described. I will share this with my readers. Bless you! Caroline

    • Ruby Usman
      May 6, 2017 @ 9:24 pm

      Thank you Caroline. This means a lot to me