About Bushra

Assalamalaikum (May Peace Be Upon You) Everyone,

I’m Bushra. Hello.

Here are a few things that you get to know about me:

1) I’m an American Muslim of Pakistani descent. I’ve lived in the Bay Area in California my entire life. I have been known to say “dude” and “awesome”. However, I don’t say “hella”.

2) I’m still working on being a better person and a better Muslim.

3) When I buy shoes, I think about whether or not I can run in them if I’m chased by cops. Please note that I have never broken the law nor plan to.

4) I’m a huge Superman fan. There was even one point of time (well, a point of time that spanned 5.5 years) that I read Superman comic books. I used to get upset when I saw someone wearing a Superman shirt because I felt like I should question them to make sure that they actually knew something about Superman. I don’t get upset anymore. I’m better now.

5) I never thought about wearing a hijab (the headscarf) growing up until pretty much the morning I started wearing it. Check out my post on when I first wore it: An Accidental Tuesday, OR: A Very Hijabi Story

6) When I watch Empire Strikes Back, I have to watch Return of the Jedi soon after that. Otherwise, Han Solo will have to spend that much more time in carbonite.

7) If I had the choice between the power of flight or the power of invisibility, I would choose flight. Trust me when I say that I would only use my powers for good.

8) Even though I’m a pretty sarcastic person, that above statement is not sarcastic.

On this site, you will find reviews on books and movies and some interviews I’ve conducted as well. There are also posts on religion, culture, and random topics. Random topics could pretty much mean anything, like when I wrote about learning how to drive a stick shift so I could be the driver during the Zombie Apocalypse.

Origins of my website name: I like coffee and I’m Muslim. Someone once said to me that they thought it was interesting that I would be so upfront about my religious affiliation in the name of my website. Here’s my take on that: since I wear hijab, there’s no way for me to get around the Muslim part. Most folks see the scarf before I can even say anything and preconceived notions – good, bad, neutral – come to them first. So, this is my way of embracing that and just moving on from there.

FYI – the picture of me in my “About Me” page here is taken by my friend Monica. Check out her website –MonicaRoy.com The one in the sidebar was taken by my friend Emily. You can check out her coffee subscription company (which she co-founded) here – Crema.co

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9 thoughts

  1. Just found your blog and i love it! Ahaha, good to know there’s a fellow muslimah out there who says ‘dude’, ‘awesome’ and drinks coffee diligently!!! :)

    PS: we should be mail pals!!

  2. Salaams Bushra…
    Just stumbled across you blog while looking for South African Muslim bloggers, unfortunately none found yet :(
    Anyways, I’ve been on ur blog for the past hour and I love it! We have a few things in common, number one being love for coffee! And movies, books etc. so I’m sure I’m going to continue loving ur blog..
    Awesome blog!

  3. That was funny! Oh and we’re the same age – I don’t know about you sista’, but I’m feeling ooooold :( I think you have a new follower in me – I use to blog myself, but due to academics, I closed it, but still love reading and commenting on the one’s I followed then and the new ones I come across – like this one!

    Anyways, salaams from your fellow American Muslim – from up north – Oregon :) Once again, apologies for my hurried and irresponsible comment on the book review post.

    Peace out.

  4. Salam! Came across your blog and i love the energy that you exude just through your writings :) Thank you :):) Inspired me to get back to writing. On a dry spell urgh. Love from Singapore 💗

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