By Samina Ali

If you had to write your entire life’s story in six words, what would those six words be?

Seems impossible, right? I mean, how can anyone sum up an entire life with just six words?

As a novelist, I understand this initial gut response: at least 300 pages and 100,000 words are needed to begin the long process of understanding our complex selves.

But as the Curator of the International Museum of Women‘s current exhibition, Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art & Voices, I had to find an efficient and effective way to bring as many life stories and perspectives and voices into the exhibition as I possibly could. I was inspired by Six-Word Memoirs® from SMITH Magazine. [Read more…]