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. Lily Lovsky
    July 15, 2018 @ 11:42 am

    Incredible essay. Really eye-opening and coming from a very vulnerable place. You have been within this oppressive system, lived through it and now you can write about it openly. You have to be proud of yourself and serve as a model to all women in islam. Speak the truth!

    • Ruby Usman
      July 16, 2018 @ 8:25 pm

      Thank you Lily. That’s very kind. I hope that my vulnerability touches other hearts and we spread the wave of healing, growing and creating a better world