This is a really interesting article in which a woman discusses her identity development along multiple dimensions. The intersections of her various identities is powerful!
...I am a Muslim and I’m happy to shove it down your throat. I’m not a weak, oppressed woman who needs to be saved by the Western savior. I’m a Muslim and I didn’t commit the Sept. 11 hijackings and I won’t apologize for them. Muslims everywhere are under constant threat of being killed in the name of terrorism and civil war, while Americans are rarely attacked on U.S. soil. We are not terrorists or apologists. We’re normal, ordinary people who just want to be left alone and live our lives and have the freedom of religion to quietly practice (or reject) Islam.
We’re American, we’re Muslim, and we’re not leaving.
Hope you enjoy, would love to hear others' reflections!