At last!

Oh look! Hiba is here at last! We’ve been waiting for months and months. (It was because the redesign took time, and it made no sense to do the work of adding new blogs only to have to re-do them soon after. It wasn’t any other kind of reason.)

And hello, readers! I’m excited and delighted to be a new Freethought Blogger! Too many wonderful writers I’m too excited to work alongside to count, especially the ex-Muslims. May I say how wonderful and wise it is that the secular community is expanding to give space to valuable ex-Muslim voices. It’s been a long journey to get here. For those of you who know me from the original Between A Veil and a Dark Place I welcome you and salute you for staying with me this long! You may know me either under the name Marwa Berro (my pen name for a good chunk of my blogging) or Hiba Krisht (my real name, which I recently began to reveal in media appearances, the first of which was this interview in VICE). I am in fact both people, and the same person. I am going by Hiba now and hopefully will successfully merge the 2 identities soon. Others might have seen me appear fleetingly in guest posts or mentions on Ophelia’sKaveh’s, and Alex’s blogs among others. My presence on FtB will be fleeting no more!

There’s a lot more, go read every word.


  1. =8)-DX says

    Especially people, go read her story of living as a Muslim (also the interesting discussion of why she titled it that way, one of the best expressions of the need for strong criticism of Islam while at the same time avoiding racialising/dehumanising muslims).

  2. AnotherSeeker says

    Happy about the new blog, VERY VERY unhappy about the new design, which takes up 90% of the real estate in my laptop and breaks horribly on my desktop at work.

  3. says

    Thanks for letting us know, Ophelia! I’ve been looking forward to reading her blog here – a most welcome addition!

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