I graduated from Indiana University with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing back in 2007. I had one son while in grad school. I had the second in 2008, shortly after graduation. I had a daughter in 2012. They keep me busy.

Despite that, you may have seen my writing in Grist, Racialicious, ArabComment or on the various other blogs I have kept and discarded. I write on issues of environment, race, religion, and abuse in the genres of Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry. You will find all of that here, and some other stuff too.

Here are links to some of my more popular pieces:

The Letter No One Wrote My Mother

Confessions of an Almost Abuser

Writing the Shit

Redefining Faith

You Are One of the Reasons Why I Stayed

20 Ways 9/11 Changed My Life as an American Muslim

Thank you for reading. If you want to say something personal, email me at shawna.ainslie@gmail.com.

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  1. Maha says:

    I’m delighted to (re)find this blog and can’t wait to check out your lies, lies, lies!

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