“I did not want an arranged marriage…but my father, in keeping with Arab custom, was determined to see me wed before I turned twenty-five and exceeded my marriage expiration date.
On New Years Eve when I was turning twenty four, my dad announced ‘starting next week, I’m going to bring a man for you every Friday so that you can see if you meet one that you like and get married.” For the next fifty-one weeks, my dad kept his word.”
The witty, intelligent, beautiful, fabulous Faiza started her blog to record the “51 Fridays” of meeting the suitors her father brought home. Her writing shines a light on a culture that most of us know nothing about. During that year, she kept a clear head and a humorous view of it all – she’s an inspiration to people anywhere who are being told to do something they don’t want to do.
Her blog was re-launched this week to include not only the “51 Fridays”, but two new categories as well.
- “Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda” – where she lets us know her a little better and talks of things she’d like to find in her true love.
- “Secrets & Confessionals” – where readers like myself (and maybe you) of all cultures and ethnicities can write in their stories of falling in (and out) of love, going against their cultures/religions/parents , etc.
So go ahead and check out Expired -N- Fabulous for your weekend reading.
PS. I’d like to thank my good friend Ryan for introducing me to Faiza, her blog, and being awesome in general.