Call for Writers: AQSAzine Issue #3: My Islam

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Dear friends, lovers, sisters, allies, revolutionaries

Submit and spread the word about the AQSAzine Issue #3 MY ISLAM "because Allah gave you the right to figure it out"


WHY SUBMIT

Because you’ve asked the question “what is my Islam and what does it mean to me?” Because you constantly explore it, navigate it, confront it, take it apart, or reject it. Because you’ve been excluded from it. Because you hold it close, embrace it, own it. Because you’ve been attacked for believing in it. Because you are tired of defending and defining it.
 
Because you feel Islam has been used misused and abused, helping some gain illegitimate power and others rationalize oppression. Because you feel that despite this, it is a quest for humanity and peace of mind, body, soul that is at its core.
 
Because your Islam is not divisive, violent, or exclusive, it is faithful, accepting, and compassionate. Because you’ve found that Islam exists in different forms, with various ways to interpret it, talk about it, and perform it. Because you feel these variations are not meant to divide us into sects. Because your Islam is about unity.
 
Types of Submissions:

Stories (fiction or non fiction);

Poetry;

Artwork;

Graphic arts;

Photography;

Visuals;

Media reviews;

Interviews
Any other form of personal art or writing under 1,500 words (we love and perfer short pieces).
 

Confidentiality:

Submissions will not be reprinted without the author's permission. You can use your first and/or last name, a pen name, or even remain completely anonymous. We want you to feel safe in making a contribution.
 
Send us your submissions, questions, resources, information to aqsazine at gmail.com
 
AQSAzine is a grassroots zine open to 16-35 year old women and trans people who self-identify as Muslim. It is a creative avenue for us to express ourselves, share our experiences, and connect with others. We strive to work from a feminist, anti-oppressive, feminist, pro-choice, queer and trans positive framework.
 
Peace, love and hugs
 

AQSAzine Team

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