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. Stephen Lyddy
    September 16, 2017 @ 9:51 pm

    Just wanted to say how insightful & empowering your posts are Ruby. Thank you for sharing your journey. X

    • Ruby Usman
      September 17, 2017 @ 9:29 am

      Thank you Steve. This means a lot to me to hear