New Blog

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Greetings everyone!

I have officially decided to start a new blog for a number of reasons.  As you can probably tell from my “About Me” page, “Broken Mystic” originally started off as a very personal and private blog.  Somehow, the blog evolved into a more social and political one, lol.  There’s nothing wrong with that because I think those posts show that I’m getting back on track with my life, alhamdullilah, but I just think this blog should be limited to my personal and private thoughts.

I will still blog here and cross-post my poetry, but I won’t post anything on politics, current events, feminism, and media literacy here anymore.  I really appreciate all the readers I have on this blog.  For a long time, your comments have been so encouraging, supportive, and thoughtful, and they really mean a lot.  Sometimes, I would come home and feel in a bad mood, but then I’ll check my e-mail and see a really nice comment on one of my posts that tell me to keep my chin up or to remind myself that I’m not alone.  I created this blog so that I could vent and recover from heartbreak, and it wouldn’t have been possible if I didn’t have the support of my friends and readers.  It might sound strange to some, but blogging can really make a difference!  Having said that, I would really Love to share my new blog with you all.

If you’re interested, you can either e-mail me or you can just leave a comment here and I will e-mail you!  Whichever one works for you 🙂

Thanks again!  Peace be upon you, from my heart to yours.


“Broken Mystic” Nominated for a Brass Crescent Award!


I was surprised this morning when I found out that my blog was nominated for a Brass Crescent Award. Visit the link and you will see that I am nominated in the “Best Post or Series” category.  The voting process has begun, so please show your support and vote for my blog!

The blog posts that I’m nominated for are my posts on Muslim women in comic books.  I’m sure my regular readers remember them, as they were also posted on Muslimah Media Watch, (nominated for Best Group Blog) Racialicious, and Fantasy Magazine.

For those who haven’t read them, follow the links below to read my two-part essay titled “Female, Muslim, and Mutant:  A Critique of Muslim Women in Comic Books.”

Part 1 of 2

Part 2 of 2

Thank you everyone for your support!  It doesn’t matter if I win or not, the nomination was enough motivation for me to keep writing.  I really appreciate all those who read my posts and share their thoughts.


~Broken Mystic~