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. Tillie Bright
    October 14, 2017 @ 10:53 am

    Hi Ruby,
    Many many years ago ? Use to cut and burn my seĺf. I was tthat much into self punishment for the crime of being a victi,.. 23 years ago now. Since that time of my life..

    • Ruby Usman
      October 14, 2017 @ 11:56 am

      Thank you, Tillie for sharing. It must not have been easy… It frustrates me sometimes how much pain we survivor carry and what we do to release the pain… Here is to hoping that we can all heal together so we don’t have to live through pain alone..