Habib is a queer Muslim, although she’s struggled to come to terms with both aspects of her identity. Her memoir is all about her journey toward embracing both.
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I’ll be wearing my clergy collar after today – a lot. On most days, in fact. For sure there is a small element of “it’s been such a long, hard road, you better believe I’m gonna wear a collar.” But more so, its that being a deacon is embedded in my sense of self and identity. I have always been called to the intersections of church and society, to queer that bifurcation through word, service, compassion, and justice.
We, sans our Muslims, do not know how to treat and be welcoming to Muslims. This is due to a combination of cultural norms and entrenched structures around expected whiteness in the queer community and the expectation that faith is not a part of our identity.
In those dark years when I was trying to disengage from the task of destroying myself and/or enabling HIV to do it for me, I often reminded myself that Jesus had healed lepers.
Christian supremacy : The belief that Christian people and Christian ideas are superior to people and ideas from all other religious, spiritual, and/or non-religious backgrounds, and thus Christian people and ideas should dominate society.
She burns that high spot
in your stomach
and you double over clutching
grasping for any sense of reality
This is not yours.
It was through exploring Western culture — in person, through media, getting to know people — that I found more representations of people like me, people who would accept me, people whose experiences I can relate to.