Moving Beyond Hate: experiments in recycling

Moving Beyond Hate is a project rooted in the physical & metaphorical act of transformation through reuse & recycling. 
Having spent years studying Islamophobia & how it insidiously manifests our everyday, I have accumulated a collection of books abundant in anti-Muslim rhetoric. With changes in my practice & spiritual life as a Muslim, my perspective on the use of these books has altered, plunging me into a dilemma. I’m no longer prepared to expose myself hateful words, yet I still hold the belief that books are sacred objects to be treasured.
 In the transgressive act of tearing out the pages of these books & re-using them with purpose, I have embarked on a personal journey of experiments. In recycling words of hate, I am engaging in a process of speaking back on my own terms.