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Writing From a Place of Hope by Samira Ahmed


Today’s re-blog author, while delving into the ills our society faces, can still uphold healing ideas like this:

“To write from a place of hope is to know that the power and magic of books is that they serve as mirror and window. They are one of the greatest forms of human interrelatedness that we’ve ever gifted to ourselves.”

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Lately, it feels like hope is in short supply.

I need only open Twitter to find Islamophobia and fear-mongering being tweeted out from the highest office in the land, from a house whose temporary occupant rents it from we, the people. From politicians who serve at the pleasure of the people to represent all of us. And yet, here we are, in an age where the President has referred to some neo-Nazis and white supremacists as “very fine people,” who has retweeted and so endorsed an organization that has advocated open violence against Muslims simply walking on the sidewalks.

Shocking as all of this may be, and it, is, indeed shocking as it should be. Fear-mongering and othering and scapegoating entire communities is nothing new to American life and politics. It is a shameful part of the American grain that has existed since the earliest settlers associated the wilderness with…

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2 responses to “Writing From a Place of Hope by Samira Ahmed

  1. Jane Watson August 12, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    This is a wonderful article. Thank you for sharing it.

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