Ayah means ‘sign from God’ or ‘miracle’ and Noor means ‘light.’ From Ayah’s mother’s side she is Afghan, and from her father’s side she’s American.
Ayah was 14 years old when she wrote I am the Night Sky. Her mother has been homeschooling her since the day she was born and Ayah loves it too much to ever stop. There is an ever-growing list of things Ayah is interested in, including art, dancing, Spider-Man, anatomy, cats, ancient artifacts, antiques, learning languages, and tea.
“I have never wanted to fit in. I have no interest in changing who I am in order to be liked. I don’t want to twist my values or bend my faith or be Muslim in a way that others find acceptable. I don’t want to do that. I don’t need to prove anything.
I simply want to be respected, and to not have to live with rude stares, or fear. I ask this not because I am special, but simply because of what unifies everyone. When you take away race, religion, ethnicity, color, and fandoms, you are left with a human. Each with their own story, all in the same world.”
BOOKS BY AYAH