Asalaamu alaikum, everyone.
Robert was kind enough to invite me to contribute to The American Muslim, and especially as I’ve not commented often, an introduction seems indicated.
I’m Nakia, a former Public Affairs Officer in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, writer, musician, educator, and polygamous crafter. I’ve made history and soap, and am currently recovering from a rocky stint as a Navy wife. I identify as a progressive Muslim, but not as most of folks’ ridiculous notions of what a progressive Muslim/African American/woman/crafter/feminist should be.
What will I blog about? Pretty much whatever strikes my fancy, which will likely focus on cultural and religious issues. I hope this will provide an interesting counterpoint to Robert’s posts- but you’ll tell me either way, I’m sure.