Note: Indigo currently does not allow comments on her personal blog because she has received threats.
I had the pleasure of meeting Indigo, known as IndigoVoice82, on WordPress. I chose to highlight her today because she is a woman in the Midwest of the United States who is Muslim. Being a minority is hard. Dealing with hate every day from strangers in inhospitable areas by people who judge you can be draining, and spur hate. Instead of festering and being consumed by hate, Indigo challenges that. She attempts to promote peace in her writing. Peace, and celebrating her faith by connecting with others from different path’s of life. She finds common connections of love, friendship, and kindness with people all around the world. We all follow and praise the same God. Perhaps in different ways. But those ways should not divide us. This is her mission. And as she writes, she also heals from the pain of prejudice she has experienced. She…
Writes To Heal
Drem: So, you’re from the Midwest?
Indigo: Yes, a major city there. And I’m 33.
Drem: I explained some in the intro, but in your own words, why do you write to heal?
Indigo:As an introvert, I express myself best as a writer and have found that I have lots to say about the world these days. I write to show a different perspective on Islam as a muslim woman, one that is able to see the unity between other religions from the same source of creation. I really want to help make the world a more peaceful place, and if I can do that by showing a more “lighter” side of reality and shine the truth on certain issues, then this is what I choose to do with my time. I am trying to heal ignorance and fear about Islam these days, as well as help bring people into a higher consciousness by stimulating these ideas of interconnection.
Drem: Did you start writing recently, and specifically for this?
Indigo: I always wrote stories as a kid, but if you are asking when I started to write to heal people, I would say it was a few years ago when I converted to Islam and found my path of faith. I believe that we are given gifts by God and we are each to use them in a way to leave the world a little better when you leave it.
Drem: Why do you continue and has it changed?
Indigo: I continue to write because the western world is growing further into denial and ignorance of what Islam is, since terrorists are at the forefront of the media and politicians keep wars going that create a lot of revenue and power structure, I have lots to speak about to get the truth out there.
Drem:How often do you write?
Indigo: Every day I try to write something or share something on my blog.
Drem: When do you write and how?
Indigo: I am a teacher by day, so I write early in the morning on my laptop to set my day off right after my prayer to God. Then when I come home at night, I like to write to settle down for the night and add any inspirations I received during the day.
Drem: Wow, a teacher. That is impressive. I’m surprised you find time to run your blog.
Indigo: It doesn’t require me to write, but it requires me to help others write and to write up lesson plans.
Drem: What dreams do you have for your writing as of now?
Indigo: I hope my blog can stay online for many year so people can go on and see a different perspective of Islam than what they always hear about in the news. I am a very peaceful person and so the way I see the Quran, God, and our will on earth is to be peaceful and love one another creating as close to heaven as we can while here. It would be lovely to touch people in a way that I may not have if I didn’t write my blog.
Drem: Do you find most of your inspiration through spirituality?
Indigo: Yes. God. Reading about the messengers of old gives me inspiration to give up everything to teach people the main messages of loving one another, and doing God’s Will by creating peaceful living learning the lessons we need to in order to go back to the state of consciousness we were in before we fell from the Garden of Eden. And thanks Drem for the opportunity and what you do.
Drem: You are very welcome. Keep Writing To Heal!
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