Life After Birth Project Submission| Umm Saleh

Submit Your Story  Umm Saleh Blog – Desert Chameleon “Am I woman enough?” Life after birth is like before it happened you had something over your eyes and then in the blood, the pain, the loss of dignity, the loss of control, the shock, your eyes are opened. You see clearly. When you look at…

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She arrived!

Bismillah Rahman Ar Raheem Ramadan Kareem The day finally came, and my new little daughter burst into the world, Al-hamdulilah. After making me wait for what seemed an eternity, wriggling around in the most uncomfortable ways possible for weeks on end, she skipped being induced by just 2 days, labour was just two hours and 100% natural. With […]

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Portrait of a Matriarch…

A short sturdy lady came towards me. Exuding strength, warmth, kindness, generosity, and an uncompromising self. She smiled greeting me with the booming greetings of the desert. At least 3 minutes dedicated to the ritual. Allah hayki, kaif haliki, shlownki, Al-hamdulilah, Allah maki, Halla ya halla, Allah HAYki. She kisses my cheek, grasps my head, then […]

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