I am 80 posts away from my 1000th post. That means that over the year and half (548 days) that this blog has been in existence there were about 920 times where I consciously made the choice to sit down and open up my mind and thought to you, the consistent, inconsistent and ex-readers of the blog. Sitting back thinking about this, I am a bit blown away by the significance of that. We all lead incredible busy lives and it is really touching to imagine that in the midst of all this activity there were 900+ moments where something personal was shared with you all, with no ulterior motive than just to share. My content has changed a lot as well and this blog has evolved just as much as I have in these 548 days.
While I do write a lot of satirical post, why I sometimes let my lack of shame, dictate how and what I write, I have made a more serious commitment to:
- better my blogging craft and website
- Talk more about the serious happenings in my life and the world
- Continue to interact more with the blogging community
From that commitment comes this interview.
MrMary has been blessed to have met many incredible people in his peregrinations through life. One of these people I lovingly refer to as my Big Sis. My big sis has always been kind to me in allowing me to talk about what is on my mind, and she has always provided comfort when most need without even having to ask. Luckily for me she is extremely well-educated and conversation with her has left me really enthused about learning and pushing my knowledge in realms that I was not to familiar. Here is my big sis Metis, in her own words:
“My online name is Metis. I am a born Muslim, feminist, mother, wife, sister, writer, teacher and student. I prefer to serve feminism by remaining “undramatic” and unrecognized since my aim is to give exposure and prominence to Muslim feminism (which I am studying for a research degree) and not to myself.”
I feel a lot great things can come from sharing a conversation with Metis with you all as well. We are a community of people after all and I believe there is great merit to opening our eyes to different perspective. The opinions, thoughts, facts, we are exposed to the less blinkered we might be. Also the less intolerant we might also be towards one another. So with that said I am opening up to everyone to in the comment section leave a question or two you would like to ask my Big Sis and I will include it in the interview.Then, the interview will be a collaborative project between the readers of this blog, myself and of course Metis.
Thanks for your time and presence on the blog
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