My name is Ashley Bounoura, born and raised in a small town in California, USA. I converted to Islam two years ago after studying abroad in the United Kingdom, and have been learning and growing on this journey ever since.
I have a BA in Language Studies, and an MA in Translation. I love reading, embroidery, crochet, tea, cats, and of course, writing. This blog has been my labor of love, dedicated to my two big passions: writing and helping other converts to Islam in finding support, resources, and just someone to talk to
My writing is a small beginning to a big project that I have in the works—I am hoping in the future to be able start up a convert support program within my local community in the United States, offering coffee dates, resources, mentoring, and monthly speaker series for new Muslims.
Started just six short months ago, Muslimah According to Me is a place for converts to Islam, those interested in Islam, or born Muslims interested in seeing Islam from a convert’s perspective, to come share in the discussion and find resources and support.
Whether you are looking to discover someone else’s experiences with Islam, resources and support to help you along in your journey, or just want to hear from someone who has been through what you are going through right now, this is the right place for you. You can find articles here on just about everything: book reviews, my own personal convert story, tips and tricks for those just starting out, and plenty of what I call “the world through my eyes.”
Though I write about my experience as a Muslim for the past two years now, I am still learning new things every day, and I hope to share that all with you here!