Girl Self-Hate

When I was younger I used to wish I was a boy.  I would hear the beautiful voices singing the praises of the Messenger and I wanted to do that too.  I wanted to be in battle, to speak out, to sing--but this, I was told, is boy-only zone.

I still wish, sometimes, that I were a man.  Recently I was introduced to the founder of a known Muslim record label and was given the, "Sorry, no women allowed" ordeal.  It definitely hurt, but God is Greater than these obstacles.

I don't want to hate being female, but the flaws in the Muslim community today make those emotions too difficult to fight sometimes.

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