Tag: indigenous

We are Mauna a Wakea (Mauna Kea)

“It is not about the mountain but Indigenous people’s lives. We have been silenced far too long.”  If you have been following my writing for a while now, you will know that I am a Native American and a writer for the voiceless. I came across what is happening in Hawaii on facebook because unfortunately,

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What Do I Look Like to You?

Though I am an American born convert to Islam, a lot of people still ask me what my ethnicity is or where I came from. With my choice to wear the headscarf, it is obvious that I look Muslim but they still cannot tell what my ethnicity is. Non-Muslims assume that I am not from

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