Veiled Truth

Sara Grace O'Connell

Sara Grace O'Connell
SF Bay Area, California,
April 03
What does one write here?


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SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 2:51PM

Fear and Loathing in America (and beyond)

I have slowly reached the point where I realized I not only should, but must write. I must speak my voice, in response to the intolerance that has plagued humanity. From the most recent Newsweek cover headline that screams “Muslim Rage”; to the tragic murder of Ambassador Stevens in Libya… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 6, 2011 5:50AM

Hijab: A Love Story


I wrap layers upon layers of dense black cotton around my head, reveling in the warm ritual of it; throw a splash of crimson lipstick onto my lips, frustrated at how little of a canvas I have to work with; and stop when I catch a glimpse of my reflection… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 10:02PM

Living as an American Muslim in a Post-9/11 World

Ten years. Ten years since I was woken by my mother, who delivered the news that our Twin Towers fell, that our center of security, the Pentagon, was attacked. Ten long years. In some senses, September 11, 2001 still feels like just yesterday, but ask any Muslim in America, and theyRead full post »

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NOVEMBER 6, 2008 8:49PM

Growing Up O'Muslim

I wrote this piece about two years ago...

I am 6 feet tall.

I have blonde hair and green eyes.

I have freckles.

I was born Muslim.

I am a third-generation Irish-American daughter of converts.

My parents converted over 30 years ago, before they met each other. My mother whose family is agnostic, converted… Read full post »