2012 – what a year!
We started it with a love note to Jon Stewart and, a few days later, the New York Times featured Love InshAllah, catapulting the book to #1 on Amazon’s Women’s Studies List and in the top 200 books in the nation.
Amazing press coverage continued, with reviews and features in the global media, including NPR, BBC, The Washington Post, Times of India, and Dawn Pakistan. Love InshAllah is now in its 5th printing and will be translated and published in Spring 2013 in Indonesia.
We kicked off our Love Tour in San Francisco just before Valentine’s Day and read to packed houses in Boston, New York, DC, and LA. We continued our appearances throughout the year with over 30 readings across the country (from Atlanta to Chicago to the SF Bay Area), book festivals (what’s up, LA and Miami!), and online, Skyping with book clubs and university classrooms from coast to coast.
We started this blog to provide a safe and open space to discuss the issues impacting all of us, no matter what our faith or background – love, relationships, intimacy, and community. We’re thrilled by the stories and posts you’ve shared with us! Your contributions and support led to two Brass Crescent Blog Awards: Best Female Blog and Best Post.
We’ll be on hiatus until January 2nd, but as we enter 2013, watch this space for more love stories, posts, and exciting new developments, including:
A sex advice column!
A sequel?! (YES!)
Thank you to our amazing writers, families, friends, and readers for helping us amplify the voices of American Muslim women. The support, encouragement, and love we’ve received this year is overwhelming and inspiring.
Wishing you all a blessed new year filled with health, happiness, and love, inshAllah!
With love and salaams,
Ayesha & Nura
PS – We leave you with a video of another wonderful event this year, Nura’s wedding! (And, find out what happened before her wedding by picking up your copy of Love InshAllah today!)
Have a wonderful holiday season and see you back here on January 2nd!