About this blog & the Author


New Muslim(ah) Walking Around was original created in 2010 as a response to the many challenges experienced by women converts to Islam within their own communities and outside of them. This blog explored Islamic feminism and alternative frameworks and lenses to experience Islam. New Muslim(ah) Walking Around has shifted focus to give birth to Identity Crisis. This new approach explores race, intersectionality, religion and identity. It better reflects much of what the world looks like today.

About the Author

13007176_10153998570586271_3594716555525982442_nEren Cervantes-Altamirano is a Binnizá-Mexican convert to Islam. She is trying really hard to finish the MA dissertation focusing on policies addressing sexual violence in development programming in the Third World. Eren has a BA from the University of Alberta, and has published papers on gender, politics and religion.

Eren blogs consistently at Muslimah Media WatchLove InshAllah and Ishqr. Her work has also been published at 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, chilling with her cat, Sugar, and trying to figure out dating, love and relationships.

 Follow me in Twitter @ErenArruna.

 

9 thoughts on “About this blog & the Author

  1. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for this Fresh new perspective. I am considering converting to Islam but find too many conservative voices out there are trying to tell me what to do! Thank you for this wonderful blog. I have started my own not long ago with a similar aim. If you are interested, I could send you the link to mine.

  2. Stephen says:

    Salam Sister,
    I just came across your blog from Muslimah Media Watch. I think you already got what it takes to help our Ummah! I added your page to my website.

  3. Zainab John says:

    Asalaamu alaikum sisters

    Fresh perspectives is definitely needed in the Muslim Ummah today and we need more voices willing to challenge negative stereotypes and to be more vocal about difficult and taboo issues … I am particularly concerned for about the affairs of our reverts and converts to Islam. I feel more needs to be done to support them during the transition process, which is challenging for many reverts and. converts to Islam… May Allah reverts your efforts dear sisters.

  4. maryam1hispanic says:

    Salaam sister Eren from Latin America,

    Congratulations on your beautiful blog! We need more muslim progressive voices out there to give hope to those whose faith has decreased. I´ve been muslim for more than 16 years. During this time I´ve read, seen, and heard a lot and I got the conclusion we definetely should bring out a deeper meaning of Islam to make us better human beings. I take the chance to cordially invite you to check out my bilingual blog (Spanish/English) 🙂

  5. mara says:

    asalam alaikum hermanaa! solo queria saludarte y felicidarte por ser tu misma! recien vi que recibiste en tu correo y me da mucha pena (igual que esta pasando por todos los lados). asi encontre tu blog que voy a seguir leyendolo. tambien, estoy feliz porque veo una mexicana musulmana que vive en ottawa! llevo mexico en mi corazon y me encanta que existes! saludos y suerte!

  6. Megan Mustonen says:

    Salam 🙂 Just discovered your blog from Muslimah Media Watch. When I tell people that I’m a Muslim feminist I tend to get blank and confused stares….thank you for sharing your experiences.

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