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Jamal-e-Fatima

Writing Portfolio

As a writer, I don’t just use words to describe what I see; I take you through my feelings and original experiences. I don't shy away from grim details.

In April 2019, I finally spoke up about our infertility journey and wrote a guest blog for the Hijab Forum to raise awareness about infertility and miscarriage.

In 2017, I wrote an article on creativity for the Red Fox Studio in Regina, SK. Read the blog here.

Poetry was part of me even before I knew that part of me existed.

 

To my Colonizer

One of the first vulnerable poems I wrote questioning colonization was added to Issue I of Roots of Resilience. 

Read the full poem here:

To My Colonizer

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Pieces of My Work

I’ve put together a selection of my most recent and memorable work. I’m proud of each and every piece in my Writing Portfolio, and hope you will enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. For any inquiries, please get in touch.

 
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Stillness

Majestic passion,
major shift,
magical existence.
After years of searching for these in instant gratification,
and the exotic drugs of the world
when I learnt to stop searching outside and looked inside,
I find these
in the emerald stillness of my being.

Award

Penable Award at Penable.net for 'Mirror'

Don’t ask the mirror on the wall,

who is the fairest of them all.

You are smart, you are brave,

You have the magic,

you are the rave.

So,

have you told the mirror,

how beautiful you are?

Because it’s you,

who holds the power to tell the mirror,

who you truly are.

My Inspiration

The first contemporary poetry I came across in recent years was Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur and Mindplatter by Najwa Zebian.​

  • "the world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it" ~ Rupi Kaur

  • "these mountains you were carrying, you were only supposed to climb" ~ Najwa Zabian

To find out more about my past or current work, contact me today.

"How can my mind stay calm this lonely night

When I can't find here my beloved's light?

Love wants its tale revealed to everyone

But your heart's mirror won't reflect this sun,

Don't you know why we can't perceive it here?

Your mirror's face is rusty - scarpe it clear!"

the song of the reed~ the Masnavi 

Maulana Jalal-ud-din Rumi

 

Contact

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada

Instagram @thecraftedwriter

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