Kim Joseph is the founder of Muslim Like Me and is a contributor to the Huffington Post and Amaany. A native of Ohio and a practicing Muslim since 2004, Joseph currently resides in New York City where she is working on her memoir and an interfaith book series.
My heater was so loud I could hardly hear my own thoughts, yet I heard that familiar beep from across the room. I walked a few steps to grab my phone, pulled the email icon down my touch screen and opened the message. My breath caught in my throat. Tears streamed down my face. I sat down. Humility, thankfulness, hope, love, surprise and relief was just a bit of what I was feeling. I had been humbled, yet again. In that message I received notice of my very first financial donation for my creative writing workshop, Muslim Like Me. “Do you doubt your dream now?” I asked myself, as I reached for my prayer carpet, unfolded it and placed it on the hard wood floor facing east, raised my hands in takbeer and entered into prayer to give thanks and praise to The Most High.