In the name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As salaamu alaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuhu!
Welcome to my website - Maryam's Musings, a collection of articles, stories, and poems.
I wrote my first short story at the age of 10. I am a mother of 4 children who keep me vibrant with their different personalities.
I am a freelance editor and writer who explores topics as diverse as the medicinal black seed and self-defense classes for women. I am also a community health educator with a keen interest on the roles of nutrition education and physical activity on women, the effect of second-hand smoking and lung cancer in women, as well as the relationship between our current food technology and breast cancer epidemiology. I enjoy conducting nutrition research and exploring the tremendous healing benefits of food. I believe that food is medicine and genetically modified food products are very damaging to our fragile bodies. My 'therapy zones' are quite many and among them are: attending webinars or seminars that are either academic, faith, or health-based such as the Muslims in Dietetics and Nutrition webinars, Minority Health webinars, Writers' Conferences, and Al Maghrib Institute's seminars. In addition, I enjoy exploring different ethnic recipes and analyzing the contents of its base ingredients. I also love to travel to places, along with my 'always on the go' supportive family. I hope someday, to join the cadre of health professionals working at Islamic Relief, Muslims Without Borders, and the Peace Corps, bi idhnillaah.
I am a member of the following organizations:
Islamic Writers Alliance
Muslimah Writers Alliance
Muslims in Dietetics and Nutrition
Triangle Global Health Consortium
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