Laila Ibrahim is a critically acclaimed author, San Francisco based LGBTQ advocate and human development psychologist. Educated in psychology, human development and attachment theory, bestselling author Laila Ibrahim is compelled to write stories about loving across the differences society tells us to fear or discount. As a wife and mother to young adults, Ibrahim knows the struggles parents face with growing and unexpected changes like sexual identity and faith.
She identifies as a devout Unitarian Universalist – which is sort of like being a radical moderate – and worked as the Director of Children and Family Ministries at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland for five years. She lives in a small co-housing community in Berkeley with her wife, Rinda, a public school administrator. She the proud mother of two wonderful young adult daughter and the not-so-proud mother of two rambunctious mini-Aussies.
The critically acclaimed novelist behind top 2014 bestseller Yellow Crocus, Laila Ibrahim tackles a subject directly out of the headlines in Living Right [Flaming Chalice Press, April 18, 2016]. An intimate story about a mother’s struggle to reconcile her religious beliefs with her son’s sexual orientation, Living Right strips away the politics of LGBTQ rights to reveal the life and death stakes in this ongoing conflict: family.
Laila’s website is: www.lailaibrahim.com