Identity Crisis was preceded by New Muslim(ah) Walking Around, a blog exploring the intersections of Latinx diasporic identities in relation to Islam from feminist frameworks. In 2013, the blog morphed into its current form to better reflect what it is to be a diasporic Indigenous person in Turtle Island, with Latinx identity and PoC experiences, while continuing to pursue work in relation to Muslim identities. Hence, this blog explores Indigeneity, race, class, white supremacy, intersectionality, religion, feminisms and identity.
About the Author
Eren Cervantes-Altamirano is a Binnizá woman, who uses she/hers pronouns. Her previous academic work centered the intersections of religion and gender. Most recently, Eren’s focus has been on how international development policies work in conjunction with resource extraction activities across the world to perpetuate violence against Indigenous peoples and remove them from their territories. In her work, Eren refers to the effects of sexual violence as defined, understood and experienced by different Indigenous women, third-gender and non-binary folks. In going forward, Eren’s academic work is concerned with how policy forecasting and foreseeing exercises erase Indigenous peoples to allow settlers, colonizers and mestizos to claim land, time and space as their own. Hence, she is interested in how Indigenous futurisms and Afro-Indigenous futurisms disrupt policy exercises to reclaim land, time and space.
Eren is currently Editor-in-Chief of Muslimah Media Watch, where she has been blogging for about 6 years. Her work has also been published in Love InshAllah, Ishqr, Aquila Style, the Tempest, The Feminist Wire, Time Magazine, Racialicious and Altmuslimah, among others.
When she is not writing, Eren can be found baking, traveling and chilling with her cat, Sugar.
Follow me in Twitter @ErenArruna.