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. Shagufta
    February 4, 2017 @ 12:05 pm

    A thought of discussing the arbitrary control is interesting, how often we think about this.. grew up under that label and when label changed same thing has a different meaning… most of the time we swing between right and wrong. but there is a freedom when we open channel for discussion and communication.. then there is no right or wrong there is space and understanding..

    • Ruby Usman
      February 10, 2017 @ 12:56 pm

      You are right Shagufta. It’s always good to be aware of this conditioning so that we can choose differently