The Whole Truth of Across Red Lines
One article cannot tell all of the details of a story that has been a lifetime in the making, however, in Manal Omar’s article published in AltMuslimah, there are global truths that have been revealed about the development and continuation of the work of Across Red Lines.
Manal describes how her life has changed, and perspectives have as well. This very open, vulnerable article sheds light on the lifetime of history that has resulted in Across Red Lines, and some of the iterations we have gone through as we continue to grow. Working to get through red lines can be like one person trying to roll three boulders up three different hills simultaneously.
“I finally realized that I created Across Red Lines not just to help others, but to save my own life.” – Manal Omar
We have no choice but to continue to communicate about, and break down the barriers that are holding us back from being able to internalize being safe, and feeling like we are whole, and fulfilled individuals. We can live in accordance with our morality, and accept the beauty of pleasure and sexuality.
Women’s rights to pleasure and sexuality are some of the strongest red lines to cross. This is a worldwide problem. We must accept it within ourselves and others. We are all human beings, by which we’ll say, we have a lot more in common than not in common. We are working together and creating progress. Thank you for working with us.
“I uncovered a body carrying so much pain that it became completely immobilized for weeks, sometimes months, at a time.” – Manal Omar
It is exciting and life affirming to hear from so many women about the ways that Across Red Lines has helped them improve their lives. We know that we have to continue in our mission.
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