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. Beth
    March 2, 2018 @ 6:51 pm

    I have bern doing this my whole life. Im always the one that everyone calls to help with their problems. I never talked to my family about what happened to me cos i had to be the strong one in my family.

    • Ruby Usman
      March 3, 2018 @ 10:58 am

      Yeah, I relate to you and that’s what I have done most of my life as well… But I realised that I was denying myself authenticity and my vulnerability. It’s still a process though – we take one step at a time and grow and heal and become more aware…