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A love letter to my five year old daughter, in honor of Intl women's day

najeebasyeedmiller:

My beloved daughter, today five years ago, on this day you came into this world. Since that day, every moment has been full of life and you’ve never failed to make our days burst with joy.

Know that you come from a line of strong women. Your great-grandmother a poet in the Valley of Kashmir,…

1 month ago
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Lecture delivered by Professor Syeed-Miller at Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict on questions posed in the study and practice of religion and peacemaking.

5 months ago
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Najeeba's Peace: A love letter to my five year old daughter

najeebasyeedmiller:

My beloved daughter, today five years ago, on this day you came into this world. Since that day, every moment has been full of life and you’ve never failed to make our days burst with joy.

Know that you come from a line of strong women. Your great-grandmother a poet in the Valley of…

In honor of Intl Day of the Girl, reposting my love letter to my daughter

6 months ago
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on making bodies

We were made
to hold opposites
enviable differences

containers of contrasting
limbs, this internal

radical difference
is self marginalized,

making into one
we were always many.

malleable, this moveable
feast of a body

rests not only,
on pure lines

of breeding, its
mongrel status

is not humble beginnings
triumphant as stories

try as they might,
to straighten wavering blooded
lines.

so we are so many

counting

countless…

7 months ago
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Do not let the inability of others to reconcile your different streams of identity incapacitate you from embracing yourself.

7 months ago
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The abundance of the heart. For in this internal landscape I live in a luxurious setting without curbing its ornaments.

Our capacity to love needs nurturing,it needs rest, to grow it we must also protect it and care for it.Love needs love.

6 months ago
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A sandy walk

I was shelled today in loneliness
founded on the shores of her lap
left for a motionless rock,

I am walking along landscapes
uncontoured but for maps
laden with empty pages.

You cannot find me,
I have hidden in the guise
of sea grasses that whip ashore.

The black silt forms
warm lines along half
mooned reflections.

Insignificance is comforting
some days, it magnifies
the inner workings of the heart.

Where might we meet
in quietude? In my oneness
I embrace a fragmented

self, she is shelved
breezed into one being
a salted breath.

6 months ago
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Radicalizing Empathy

Radicalizing Empathy #3

not all activists activate
nor instigate aloud

the quiet man, cornered
in a room,may make

the brushing of the ground
monumental, our Prophet

loved the people who swept
the mosque.

there may be greatness
in speech, rhetoric in

oratory of men and women
who soar with the wings

of words. perhaps sometimes
we might incline to remember

movement making must have
backbones,hard, cured.

contemplation is the purview
of those quiet enough to hear

their thoughts.

7 months ago
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Happy to see  my second article out on “A Gendered Understanding of Just Peacemaking&Digital Peacebuilding”

Happy to see my second article out on “A Gendered Understanding of Just Peacemaking&Digital Peacebuilding”

7 months ago
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